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
Communication and Conflict
Communication and Gender
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Communication and Conflict  

Select Representative Works:

Gorsevski, E.W. (2017). Rhetorical re-envisioning in conflict transformation: The power of renaming for peace with justice. In P. M. Kellett & T. G. Matyok (Eds.), Communication and conflict transformation through local, regional, and global engagement. (173-182). London: Lexington Books.

Gorsevski, E.W. (2015). ‘Humanimal’ University: Teaching to awaken consciousness of human and animal suffering amidst politics of big business. Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier: Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times, 3(2).

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