HI.

My name is Ashley Mack and I am an assistant professor at Louisiana State University in the Department of Communication Studies and an affiliate faculty member in African & African American Studies as well as Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

ABOUT

I am an interdisciplinary rhetoric and cultural critic, and a justice-driven teacher of communication, rhetoric, media, and cultural studies. My research explores how differences and disparities are communicated and naturalized through media in contemporary US Culture, and also how communication is wielded by historically marginalized bodies and communities as a resource for creating a more just and equitable world. My writing has been published in Departures in Critical Qualitative ResearchJournal of Communication Inquiry, Women’s Studies in Communication, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Journal of Homosexuality

You can learn more about me below, or check out my current full vita here.

EXPERIENCE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

August 2015 - Present

Department of Communication Studies
Affiliate, African & African American Studies
Affiliate, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

August 2014 - August 2015

Department of Communication Studies

INSTRUCTOR, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

August 2013 - August 2014

Women's and Gender Studies Program

PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

August 2011 - August 2013

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program 
Department of Communication

PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR, EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

August 2011 - August 2012

Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts Department

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

August 2007 - August 2011

Department of Communication Studies

EDUCATION

PHD, COMMUNICATION STUDIES

August 2009 - August 2013

The University of Texas at Austin

Graduated with a doctoral portfolio in Women’s & Gender Studies

                      

Advisor: Dana L. Cloud

Dissertation: Disciplining Mommy: Rhetorics of Reproduction in Contemporary Maternity Culture

MA, COMMUNICATION STUDIES

August 2007 - May 2009

The University of Texas at Austin

                      

Advisor: Dana L. Cloud

Thesis: Destabilizing Science from the Right: The Rhetoric of Heterosexual Victimhood in the World Health Organization’s 2008 HIV/AIDS Controversy

BA, WOMEN & GENDER STUDIES

August 2003 - May 2007

Arizona State University

BA, POLITICAL SCIENCE

August 2003 - May 2007

Arizona State University

Graduated with a certificate in International Studies

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

RECALLING PERSKY

White Rage and Intimate Publicity After Brock Turner

Journal of Communication Inquiry (2019)

OUR BODIES ARE NOT TERRA NULLIUS

Building a Decolonial Feminist Resistance to Gendered Violence

Women's Studies in Communication 42:3 (2019): 347-370. 

BETWEEN BODIES & INSTITUTIONS

Gendered Violence as Co-Constitutive

Women’s Studies in Communication 41:2 (2018): 95-99

CRITICAL APPROACHES TO MOTHERHOOD


Oxford Encyclopedia for Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (August 2018)

CRITIQUING STATE AND GENDERED VIOLENCE IN THE AGE OF #METOO


Quarterly Journal of Speech 104:3 (2018): 329-344

‘STRICTLY AN ACT OF STREET VIOLENCE’

Intimate Publicity and Affective Divestment in the New Orleans Mother’s Day Shooting

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 14:4 (2017): 334-350

Received the 2018 Outstanding Article Award from the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association.

THE SELF-MADE MOM

Neoliberalism and Masochistic Motherhood in Home Birth Videos on YouTube

Women’s Studies in Communication 39:1 (February 2016): 47-68

DESTABILIZING SCIENCE FROM THE RIGHT

The Rhetoric of Heterosexual Victimhood in the World Health Organization’s 2008 HIV/AIDS Controversy

Journal of Homosexuality 60:8 (August 2013): 1164-1180

TEACHING @ LSU

Graduate and undergraduate courses taught at Louisiana State University in the Department of Communication Studies (CMST); Women's, Gender, &Sexuality Studies Program (WGS); and Honors College (HNRS).

CMST 4971: GENDER, RACE, & CLASS IN MEDIA

CMST 7966: QUEER FUTURES

CMST 7971: FEMINIST CRITIQUE

CMST 4107: COMMUNICATION AS CULTURE

HNRS 2000: CRITICAL ANALYSIS

CMST 7966: IDEOLOGY & HEGEMONY

CMST 3169: RHETORIC OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

CMST 3300: RHETORICAL CRITICISM

CMST 3900: COMMUNICATION & SEXUALITIES

CMST 3900: RAPE, CONSENT, & CULTURE

CMST 2063: ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE

CMST 3115: COMMUNICATION AND GENDER

WGS 2500: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

WGS 3150: FEMINIST THEORY

TEACHING @ USM

Graduate and undergraduate courses taught at the University of Southern Mississippi in the Department of Communication Studies.

CMS 740: RHETORICAL CRITICISM

TEACHING @ WSU

Graduate and undergraduate courses taught at Wayne State University in the Department of Communication and the Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Program.

COM 1010: ORAL COMMUNICATION

COM 2010: ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE

COM 2500: ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE

GSW 5200: FEMINIST, GENDER, & QUEER THEORY

TEACHING @ EMU

Undergraduate courses taught at Eastern Michigan University in the Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts Department.

CTAC 124: FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH

CTAC 359: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

CHECK OUT MY FULL CV 

©2019 by Ashley Noel Mack