Southwestern

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Communication Studies

Our Faculty

  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    (512) 863-1440
    Olin 119
    email
    Specialty: Visual Culture • Visual Communication • Cultural Studies of Mass Media & Everyday Life • Public Memory • Trauma Studies • Automobility • Affect Theory  • Material Culture • Tourism • Landscape & Built Environment • Design & Culture • Film Theory/Practice • Environmental Studies •  American Studies • Contemporary U.S. Cultural History 
  • David Olson

    Dir of Comm Studies Internships with rank of Asst Professor
    (512) 863-1314
    Olin 118
    email
  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    (512) 863-1061
    Olin 120
    email
    Specialty: Rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist movements, third wave feminism, environmental rhetoric, Kenneth Burke.
  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
    (512) 863-1610
    Olin 310
    email
    Specialty: American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Popular Culture, Critical Media Studies, Sound Studies
  • Valerie Thatcher

    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
    (512) 863-1651
    Mundy Hall 150
    email
  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies
    (512) 863-1668
    Olin 307
    email
    Specialty: Rhetorical Theory; Rhetorical Criticism; Popular Neuroscience; Critical Health Studies; Rhetoric and Civil Rights
  • Elissa Underwood

    Part-Time Instructor of Communication Studies
    (512) 863-1228
    Mundy Hall 152
    email