My Research: It's like a physics professor owning a fireworks company...
What do I mean by this? Well, I study rhetoric, critical theory, and social change. But I also teach, do service, and generally live my life paying attention to, and usually trying to help, effect social change in a variety of ways. Thus, the work I do in my classrooms, athletic fields, meetings, and free time becomes a laboratory of sorts to be constantly thinking about, drawing up, and engaging with my area of expertise. As if a physics professor owned a fireworks company and got to test out forces and explosions and blast patterns... Get it? The interconnectedness of my research to my teaching and service is not uncommon in Communication Studies, but a tad rare overall.
Which is fine with me!
Which is fine with me!
In Feb 2014 I brought Dr. Sue Rankin to UA's campus for a week-long visit to share her research on student athletes, LGBTQ+ students, and campus climate as a factor in academic and social success.
"Ideology, it's In The Game: Selective Simulation in EA Sports' NCAA Football." With Ian Summers. In Playing to Win (Indiana Univ Press, 2014, Eds. Oates & Brookey.)
"Coaching Neoliberal Citizen/Subjects, Fulfilling Fundamental Fantasies: Cultural Discourse of Fantasy Football." New Agendas in Sport, Communication, and Identity (Routledge, 2013, Eds. Brummett & Ishak).
"Performing Social Class: The Case of Rutgers Basketball versus Don Imus." Sporting Rhetoric (Peter Lang, 2009, Ed. Brummett)
"Masculinity as Political Strategy: George W. Bush, the 'War on Terrorism,' and an Echoing Press." Journal of Women, Politics, and Public Policy, 29 (1), 2007. Co-author.
“Sources for Your Presentation: Effective Research and Citation in the Context of Professional Communication.” Professional Communication Skills, 4th Ed. (2008). Co-author.
"Rhetoric", Oxford Online Encyclopedia of Communication, 2011.
“Busing and Basketball: Desegregating Austin High School Sports, 1971-72.” Online exhibit at George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Austin TX.
"Playing Fair: The Rhetorical Limits of Liberalism in Women's Sport at The University of Texas, 1927-1992." Dissertation (Texas, 2010).
"Of Priests and Joe Pa: Scapegoating and Enablers in Child Abuse Scandals." Presented at Southern States Communication Association 2013, under review summer 2014.
"Deflections and Passing in Tuesday Morning Quarterback" co-authoring with Richard Mocarski, under review summer 2014.
"Pentadic Cartography of Contemporary Marriage Equality Rhetoric: What's 'Love' Got to Do with It?" Presented at National Communication Association fall 2013, winner of CIS Faculty Diversity Research Award spring 2014, under review summer 2014
"Queer Love" book proposal under review with co-authors from across the U.S. buildling upon 5 years of conference presentations at the National Communication Association.