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T. M. Linda Scholz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office Hours Fall 2014:
Monday and Wednesday, 12 - 1:45 pm
Friday, 12 - 12:30
and by appointment


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 Latin American transnational feminist scholar in communication who theorizes the relationship between discursive and material counterhegemonic practices, and between voice, victimhood, and agency as they emerge from transnational communication systems. Specifically, I analyze the human rights discourses produced by women in Latin America that advocate for social change and justice. I also critically examine transnational hegemonic discourses that attempt to erase women’s voices. My research articulates and explores the connections between rhetorical theory, postcolonial theory, and transnational feminist theory within Latin American contexts. I examine texts in both Spanish and English.

Contact Information

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


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