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Teresa Maria Linda Scholz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office Hours Spring 2016
Tuesday and Thursday 12:15-1:45 pm and 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Diversity
  • Gender Issues
  • Human Rights
  • Latin America
  • Minorities
  • Women's Issues

Education

Ph.D., Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder (2007)
M.A., Speech Communication, Colorado State University (1998)
Master's Certification, Women's Studies, Colorado State University (1998)
B.A., Speech Communication, Colorado State University (1996)


Research Interests

I position myself as a critical Latina/Latin American transnational feminist scholar in communication studies who theorizes the relationship between discursive and material counterhegemonic practices, and between voice, victimhood, and agency as they emerge from transnational communication systems. In so doing, I draw on critical theories to understand how power functions in social, national, and global spheres to rhetorically construct national, racial, ethnic, gender, and class identities. Subsequently, my research articulates and explores the connections between rhetorical theory, postcolonial theory, and transnational feminist theory within Latin American contexts. More deeply informing my research is my examination of texts in both Spanish and English to build theoretical constructs that are culturally situated.

Contact Information

Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Email: tscholz@eiu.edu


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