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Amy Pason received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Denver and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota with a special concentration in rhetorical studies. Amy previously taught at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She teaches small group communication, research methods, and special topics courses on social movements in the Division of Communication Studies. She has also taught public speaking, argumentation, rhetorical theory, freedom of speech, and organizational communication.
Amy’s thesis work centered on student activism, and her dissertation explored the rhetorical work of Cindy Sheehan in the Iraq War peace movement network. Her research has recently centered on academic labor issues included graduate student unionization and access to higher education. While at the University of Minnesota, she combined her research interests working with various collectives including the Experimental College of the Twin Cities as well as helping to organize conferences on the University. Most recently, she had an essay, "Reclaiming Activism for Students," on her thesis work published in the book collection: Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement (Routledge, 2010).