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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Task Group Members’ Talk About Contributions from Members of Other Groups: a Bona Fide Group Study of “Resilient Boulder”, Claire Sky Chase

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Does the Tin Man Have a Heart?: Organizational Rhetoric and the Public Debate Over Precarity in the Amazon-New York Times Controversy, Emma Elena Collins

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Everyday (Anti)-Racism: Rhetorical Formations of White Racial Consciousness in Contemporary Public Discourse, Stephanie Lorraine Hartzell

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Precarious Protestants: Economic Agency in Evangelical Self-Help Literature, Eric Luke Netterlund

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Frontiersmen Are the “Real Men” in Trump’s America: Hegemonic Masculinity at Work on U.S. Cable’s Version of Blue-Collar Reality, Shannon Eileen Marie O'Sullivan

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The Meeting Revisited: Emergent Events, (Dis)order, and Cultivating Organization, Katherine Rose Peters

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Archiving the “Best of Ourselves” on the Voyager Golden Records: Rhetorics of the Frontier, Memory, and Technology, Rachel M. Schmitt

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Understanding Internet-Mediated Social Change in China: Analyzing Categories of Citizenship in Chinese Public Discourse, BINGJUAN XIONG

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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“I Wouldn’t Really Call This A Support Group”: Examining Speech Codes in the Communication Improvement Group, Mary Caron

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Documenting Transition, Transforming Gender: the Worldmaking Work of Trans Men on Youtube, Ace Jordan Eckstein

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The Rhetoric of Visual Aesthetics: Image, Convention, and Form in New Media, Daniel Hyunjae Kim

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Discourses of Difference: Communicating Diversity in U.S. Higher Education, Kristina Ruiz-Mesa

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A Communication History of the Communist Movement in the Dutch East Indies, 1920-1926, Rianne Kartikasari Subijanto

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Untapped: Fermenting Feminism through the Craft Beer Movement, Anne Meredith Sugar

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Home Is Where the Spray-Painted Heart Is: Graffiti as Rhetorical Resistance on Skid Row, Brianna Ivy Wiens

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Working Together in the New Economy; an Investigation into the Imbrication of Collaboration, Cecilia J. Coetsee

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Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage, Erica Lynne Delgadillo

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Rethinking Coopetition: Communication as an Alternative Framework for Business Startup, Hannah Clair Drain

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On Radical Grounds: A Rhetorical Take on the Emergence of #Occupy in Time, Place, and Space, Meghan Marie Dunn

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Organizing Dissonance: What Ironies of Restorative Justice Practice Can Teach Us about Postbureaucratic Hybridization, Joanne Esch

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Only God can judge me: The politics of social change at Victory Outreach church, Wayne M. Freeman

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Coming to the Table for Fair Food: Growing a Farmworker Justice Movement through Solidarity Networks and Performative Activism, Constance Gordon

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Changing Conversations Around Autism: A Critical, Action Implicative Discourse Analysis of U.S. Neurodiversity Advocacy Online, Jessica Marie Fridy Hughes

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A Practice Perspective on Organizing Tension: The Study of a Compassionate Nonprofit, Arielle Klein

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Centralia and its Rhetorical Remnants: Ambient Reimagination of Discarded Space, Meghann E. McGuire

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Democracy the Destroyer of Worlds: Carter’s Presidential Directive-59, Habermas, and the Legitimation of Nuclear Secrecy, Marc Howard Rich

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Rejecting Third Spaces: How First Generation Immigrants Acquire Language to Perform, Not to Identify, Jone Laura Brunelle

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Rewriting “The Talk”: Effects of Parental Communication Education on Perceived Comfortableness and Willingness to Have Discussions with Their Children about Sex, Elizabeth Drioane

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Compliance in Credit Union Land: The Authoritative Text and Common Sense, Dana Kathryn Harrington

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In Search of the Real: Communication Around, About, and Of Psychological Trauma and its Subjects, Lisa R. Irvin

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Growing Gardens and Nourishing Communities: The Communicative Construction of Community Through Urban Agriculture, Sonia Rains Ivancic

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The Future Looks Awfully Familiar: Gendered Representations in Popular Dystopian Television, Amanda K. LeBlanc

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Beyond the Science: Bioanxiety, Medical Ethos, and the Proxy Debate over Mandatory Vaccination Policy, Jennifer Ann Malkowski

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Spectacle or Respectable?: Gendered Constructions of Fame in the Bling Ring and Hustle & Flow, Joshua N. Morrison

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Form, Function, and Figure: The Case of Meetings in Suicide Prevention Campaign, Katherine R. Peters

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Rhetorics of Life and Death: Towards a Zoerhetorical Theory, Allison Lockwood Rowland

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Sense of Senselessness: How Peacebuilders Discursively Construct Trauma, Identity, and Peacebuilder Best Practices, Amy H. Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Improvisational Workshops for Businesses: Understanding How Participants Make Sense of Improvisation, Laurel Alana Brooks

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Family Members' Accounts of Turning Points Revealing Conceptualizations of Drug and/or Alcohol Addiction Recovery, Margaret Anne George

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Organizing Sexual Violence: Communicative, Intersectional Dilemmas Around Mandated Reporting, Kate Lockwood Harris

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Grounding Governance in Floating Stakeholders: Theory andCommunication, Collectivity, and Relational Transformation in Practice—An Ethnographic and Discourse-Analytic Case Study, Stephen P. Konieczka

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Rethinking Difference in “Computing and I.T.” Work: Queering Occupational (De)Segregation Research and Practice, James McDonald

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With(in) U.S.: Resistive Accommodation and Cultural Strangers’ Discourses of National Belonging, Megan Elizabeth Morrissey

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“Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized”: Visualizing Memory and Nation in New York Times Photojournalism, Hillary Kent Palmer

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Crowdsourcing as Bricolage: A qualitative study of journalists enlisting and using crowdsourcing in social media, Daniel John Schaefer

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Disrupting Race, Claiming Colonization: Collective Remembering and Rhetorical Colonialism in Negotiating (Native) American Identities in the U.S., Christy-Dale L. Sims

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New Forms of Exclusion and Manifestations of Racism in Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of Immigration Reform, Svilen Veselinov Trifonov

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Town All Day: A Vibrant and Affective Ecology of Sound, Megan Wurster

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Investigating the Glass Handcuff: Gendered Discourses, Occupational Identities, and the Leave-taking Practices of Men in Technical Occupations, Sarah J. Blithe

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New Rhetoric Meets New Dialectics: A Methodological Interaction on Music and Computational Creativity, Austin Corey Fracchia

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The Dialectics of Culture: Immigration, Multiculturalism and Equality in the European Union and Spain, Susana Martinez Guillem

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A Postcolonial Analysis of Peace Corps Volunteer Narratives: The Political Construction of the Volunteer, Her Work, and Her Relationship to the ‘Host Country National’, Jenna N. Hanchey

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Imaging and Imagining the Future: Rhetorical Visions of Environmental Discourse in Gasland, David Eugene Hicks

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Applicant Communicative (In)Competence in the Temporary Employment Interview: Unpacking How the Expression of Identity in Social Interaction and Problems Which Occur During This Speech Event Influence Outcomes for Applicants Hired and Not Hired, Nacie Jeane Hudson

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Posthumanist Rhetoric: Theory and Criticism for the More-than-Human, Diane Marie Keeling

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Albert Camus and Absurd Communication: From Undecidability to Übercommunication, Jorge M. Lizarzaburu

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Planning For a Postmodern Era: Storytelling, Public Participation, and the Limits of Ordinary Democracy, Sara Elizabeth McClellan

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“All Migrant Workers on the Earth Are One Family”: An Ethnographic Study of Vernacular Rhetoric and Emerging Civil Sphere in a Transitional China, Mingjie Wang

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A Communication Approach to Confronting Poverty: Creating Interactional Capital and Building Cross-Class Community through Collective Communicative Practices in the Boulder County Circles Campaign, Angie B. White

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Communication Experiences of Latina and Latino Immigrant Custodial Workers within a University Setting, Wilfredo Alvarez

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Working through Grief: Tensions, Tales, and Taboos in How Working People Experience Personal Loss, Janell C. Bauer

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Clicktivism, Slacktivism, or 'Real' Activism? Cultural Codes of American Activism in the Internet Era, Mary Butler

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The Competing Discourses of Care at the End of Life, Carey Brooke Candrian

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Green Rebirth: Rhetoric, Identity, and Environmental Justice in the Redevelopment of Greensburg, Kansas and the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, Katherine Marie Cruger

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Security, Sovereignty, and the Lie of Scarcity: A Rhetorical Geography of Global Food Systems, Merrit Elizabeth Dukehart

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The Repository: A Qualitative Study on Organizational Transition and the Process of History Production at a Mountain City Public Library, Natalie Christine Grecu

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Nights at the Roundtable: Discourses of Public Good and Private Rights, Jenifer Clare Geraldine Martin

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From argumentation theory to argument pragmatics: a call to reflect on situated language use, Russell Martin Parks

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A Study of Organizing as the Re-Entanglement of Space and Time, Amanda Jean Porter

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The Interactive Achievement of Morality in Everyday Talk: A Discourse Analysis of Moral Problems and Practices in Interpersonal Relationships, Jessica S. Robles

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(Meta)Modeling "Constitutive Communication": Toward a Real-Time Reflexive Infrastructure for Coordination and Codesign, Nathaniel Joseph Savery

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The Importance of Developing Robust Research Methodology for Studying the Communicative Constitution of Organization: An Exemplary Framework and Pilot Study, Lucie Sommer

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Black and White Do Not Make Grey: Narratives of Women’s Friendship Across a Racial Divide in Metro Detroit, Marcia Van't Hof

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Integrating Constructionist and Managerial Perspectives: Organizational Interactional Expertise in a Knowledge Based Company, Julie Ann Williamson

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An Anatomy of Dialogue in Teaching and Learning, Michael Patrick Zizzi