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Dr. Carrie Murawski

Assistant Professor


Office: 115 Miller Hall

540-375-2380

murawski@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

Ph.D. Texas A&M University

     Communication Studies, Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

B.A. University of South Florida

     Majors: Communication, Sociology

 

Research & Teaching Interests

As a rhetorical critic, I primarily analyze media texts examining the intersections of gender, race, politics, and reproductive health. I am dedicated to critical scholarship and research to improve diversity and inclusion. Overall, my research agenda is rooted in social justice to promote a healthy democracy and encourage civic engagement. 

In my teaching, I emphasize critical thinking, community building, and self-reflexivity as ways to create civic and democratic engagement with students both in and outside the classroom. I work to engage students as individuals and provide them with a rigorous academic curriculum, while nurturing their abilities to communicate clearly, reason critically, and develop the communication skills surrounding public participation. During my time in academia, I have been awarded several teaching honors at the program, college, and university-level. These honors were largely accomplished by intersecting my service and teaching, which demonstrates my devotion to involving students in civic engagement.


Extracurricular

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Studying Structures of RaceDirector, Virginia Conference on RaceFaculty Advisor, Lambda Pi Eta 

 

Recent Publications

Murawski, C. M. (2021). “‘Giving the breast for baby and country’: Publicizing lactation for mothers in the military.” Women & Language 44(2), 275-303.

Murawski, C. M. & Dubriwny, T. N. (2018) The Badass and the President: Scandal’s Prime-Time Presidency. In K. V. Anderson (Ed.), Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From “Bitch” to “Badass” and Beyond. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Singer, S. A., Bloom-Pojar, R., Dubriwny, T. N., Kinney, T., McFarlane, M. D., Murawski, C., Edwell, J., & Jensen, R. E. (2018) Reevaluating Our Commitments: Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity, and the Future of Feminist Rhetoric. In J. Rice, C. Graham, and E. Detweiler (Eds.), Rhetoric's Change. http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/07-rsa-2016-proceedings.htm


Available as a Media resource for the following topics

  • Women's Rights and Feminist Movements
  • Racial Justice
  • Reproductive Health and Politics
  • Period Poverty
  • Popular Politics
  • Representation of Gender and Race in TV and Film
  • Political Rhetoric (race and gender in American politics)

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

  • Graduate School in Communication Studies/Rhetoric
  • Public Speaking
  • Political Engagement and Citizenship
  • Fact-Checking News Media
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • My Research Interests:
    • Women's Rights and Feminist Movements
    • Racial Justice
    • Reproductive Health and Politics
    • Popular Politics
    • Representation of Gender and Race in TV and Film
    • Political Rhetoric