Jackie Farmer

About Jackie Farmer

Jackie graduated in 2015 magna cum laude from Drexel University with B.S. degrees in Political Science and Environmental Studies. She has been working at FIRE ever since participating in Drexel’s cooperative education program as a Program Assistant. At Drexel, she was the Event Coordinator for the campus’ Students Advocating for Feminism and Equality group. After graduation, she took a full-time position with FIRE as the Assistant to the Executive Director. Jackie’s interests in free speech stems from her love of political satire and previous involvement in student activism. When she is not thinking about the state of free speech on college campuses, you can find her preaching to others about how The Chris Gethard Show will revolutionize late night TV.


  • FIRE Field Trip for Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2018

  • The horror! FIRE cases and censorship trends reimagined for Halloween, October 25, 2018

  • 1 for All wants to fund your campus First Amendment event, October 8, 2018

  • 450 OU Daily papers featuring sexual harassment allegations stolen, September 24, 2018

  • Join FIRE Monday at the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication conference and get first look at a new undergraduate free speech coursebook, August 2, 2018

  • David Hudson on fighting words and anti-profanity laws in the US, March 30, 2018

  • Justice Ginsburg on campus due process at the National Constitution Center, February 21, 2018

  • New First Amendment Library timeline: “The History of Film Censorship” by Laura Wittern-Keller, October 16, 2017

  • Banned Books Week: When FIRE defended the right to read, September 29, 2017

  • Banned Books Week exclusive: The “Howl” obscenity trial opinion, September 28, 2017