Department of Communication Studies

Catherine Helen Palczewski

Professor

Communication

Research Interests

My research specialties include: rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist theory and criticism, political communication, social movements, and argumentation theory. Within these areas, I especially focus on the rhetorical constructions and implications of speaking from the margin.

Personal/Professional Interests

My own projects include analyses of: visual argument in the Woman Suffrage controversy, reproductive freedom rhetoric, the anti-pornography movement, public memory related to Native Americans, and the way cyber-movements function. I have co-authored two books: Gender in Communication, 2nd ed. (Sage, 2014) and Rhetoric in Civic Life (Strata, 2012). Recently, I directed the 18th Biennial NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation and am editing its selected works volume. Web Site: http://www.uni.edu/palczews

Office

341 Lang

Phone

319-273-2714

Email

catherine.palczewski@uni.edu