Division of Communication Studies
Ph.D., Rhetorical Studies, University of Minnesota
Originally from Elko, Nevada, Amy Pason completed degrees at the University of Denver and University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching classes in communication, argumentation and principles of persuasion, she is working to develop curriculum in the Division of Communication Studies, including a Public Advocacy track that includes service learning and civic engagement components.
Dr. Pasonís masterís thesis centered on student activism, and her dissertation explored the rhetorical work of Cindy Sheehan in the Iraq War peace movement network. Dr. Pason is now collaborating with other scholars on an edited collection that explores the relationship between social movement and counterpublic theory as a means to communicate for social change.
Dr. Pasonís recent research has centered on academic labor issues, including graduate student unionization and access to higher education. Last fall the International Journal of Communication included one of her critical essays on academic labor in a special forum.
Read more about Amy Pason at http://www.unr.edu/cla/commstudies/faculty.html