Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa and an independent documentary producer. A prolific author and filmmaker, he has written and produced several books and documentaries that focus on popular music, independent media and copyright law.
Leslie's research focuses on communication in friendship and romantic, marital, and kin relationships. She is particularly interested in applying quantitative and qualitative analysis to study the contradictions that face relationship parties in their communicative practices.
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Andrew Boge is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies with a concentration in Rhetoric, Culture, Engagement. He studies rhetorics of race/racism and specializes in South Asian American racialization.
Shelly Campo is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, as well as the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. She is also the director of the Center for Health Communication and Social Marketing. Her areas of expertise include health campaigns, risk communication, and persuasion.
E Cram is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. Their expertise includes queer ecologies, queer theory, settler colonialisms, environmental cultural studies, rhetorical criticism and publicly engaged collaborative scholarship. They are also an Associate Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Queer Studies & Communication.
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Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz joined the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa after completing her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Duke University.
Tim Havens' research and teaching interests include television studies; media globalization; race, ethnicity, and media; and critical analysis of media industries.
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Joy Hayes is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching interests include radio studies, media history, Latin American media, media theory, race, ethnicity and media, and Latin American Studies.
Jiyeon Kang’s academic interests include digital media, publics and counterpublics, global higher education, and East Asia. She is especially interested in how marginalized groups reshape dominant discourses and create livable conditions in an inhospitable environment. She has studied this communicative process in a variety of contexts in the U.S. and East Asia.
Marcus Leyton is a Ph.D. student in the Media History and Culture track in the Department of Communication Studies. His research interests include studying reception of foreign conflict media narratives and the international media trade.
Dr. Helen M. Lillie studies heath and interpersonal communication. Her primary research areas include (a) how resilience is built via communication with close others and (b) how narratives can educate and persuade the public about illness prevention. She is interested in connections between narratives, emotion, topic avoidance, and resilience communication.
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Tim Looney is a Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He also continues to operate Looney Productions, his self-owned company that has produced numerous top-selling long-form DVDs, an award-winning weekly cable television show, and numerous multi-media projects.
Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Iowa. Her scholarship is at the intersection of health and interpersonal communication, and it prioritizes partnerships with community groups to improve lives.
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Dr. Rachel McLaren studies interpersonal communication, social cognition, and hurtful messages. Her research seeks to clarify the interplay of communication, cognition, and emotion in response to significant experiences, such as hurtful interactions, within personal relationships. She also examines how relationship and situational characteristics influence people’s ability to process relational messages.
Dr. Sylvia L. Mikucki-Enyart studies interpersonal and family communication. Her work examines how relational partners and families communicate during times of transition
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David Supp-Montgomerie is an Associate Professor of Instruction. His areas of expertise include difficult dialogues, political communication, and public deliberation. As the Director of the Iowa Program for Public Life, he partners with campus and community groups to encourage healthy communication about issues that matter.
Jenna Supp-Montgomerie earned a Ph.D. in religious studies with a certificate in cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a joint appointment in Religious Studies and Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research examines the relationships of religion, media, and infrastructure.
Rita Zajacz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Rita seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities available to states as they seek control over the global communications infrastructure. She is interested in the application of enduring legal and geopolitical thinking to new technologies.
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Dr. Ashley R. Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching interests include critical Black studies; rhetorical theory; race, gender, and media; radical Black American traditions.