Ellen Gorsevski, Ph.D.


  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-8349
  • Email: elleng@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 403 Kuhlin Center


My research focuses on contemporary rhetoric, visual and embodied communication practices of leaders in peacebuilding, social justice and environmental justice movements. Research interests include environmental rhetoric, international/intercultural rhetoric, political rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, media criticism and critical animal and media studies, and nonviolent conflict communication. Books include Writing Successful Grant Proposals (Sense Publishers, 2016); Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Communication and Social Justice series, Troubador Publishing, 2014); and Peaceful Persuasion:  The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004).  Research has been published in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Speech; Western Journal of Communication; Journal of Communication and Religion, and Environmental Communication.


Ph.D. Communication & Rhetoric, The Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies emphasis in Rhetoric, Oregon State University
B.A. Humanities University of Colorado, Boulder

Courses Taught:

Communication and Criticism
Environmental Rhetoric & Rhetorics of Sustainability
Environmental Communication
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Communication and Conflict  

Select Representative Works:

Gorsevski, E.W. (2022).  “Francia Márquez’s Soul Mining: Recovering Ecology in Afro-Indigenous Activism.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Sustainability, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38948-2_183-1.

Gorsevski, E.W. (2020).  Barbara Lee’s Peacebuilding Discourse as Transformative Social Justice Politics, Journal of Black Studies. Vol. 52(2), 144-165. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934720964924 Open Access Downloadable pdf of online article at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0021934720964924

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