Ellen Gorsevski, Ph.D.

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Position: Associate Professor, Chair, Dept. Communication
Phone: 419-372-8349 Fax: 419-372-0202
Email: elleng@bgsu.edu
Address: 403 Kuhlin Center

Profile:

My research focuses on contemporary rhetoric, especially the communication practices and artifacts of leaders in peace, social justice and environmental justice movements. Other research interests include environmental rhetoric, international/intercultural rhetoric, political rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, media criticism and propaganda, and nonviolent conflict communication. My books, Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Communication and Social Justice series of Troubador Publishing, 2014) and Peaceful Persuasion:  The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004), encompass visual and spoken communication, culture, and rhetorical theory.  Recent research has been published in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Speech; Western Journal of Communication; Journal of Communication and Religion, and Environmental Communication.

Education:

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University (Communication/Rhetoric)
M.A. Oregon State University (Interdisciplinary Studies/Rhetoric)
B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder (Humanities)

Classes:

COMM 3100: Communication and Criticism
COMM 4040: Communication and Conflict (both online/web and in person)
COMM 4120: Communication and Gender (both online/web and in person)
MC 6510: Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
MC 5010:  Communication and Conflict (graduate seminar; online/web)