The department holds colloquia two to three times each semester in which notable invited scholars present their work.  These events are typically research-focused, but are also occasionally teaching-focused.  Colloquia offer students a chance to learn more from visible scholars in the field whose work they will be reading and integrating with their own.  In addition to lecturing, visiting speakers typically hold office hours, providing opportunities for students to cultivate relationships with prominent scholars at other universities.

Check back for more information on the 2016-2017 colloquia!

Semester Presentation Title Presenter(s)
Spring 2016 "Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates" Karen Tracy, Professor at University of Colorado Boulder
Fall 2015 "Laboring to Belong: Differentiation, Spatial Relocation, and the Politics of Visibility in the United Farm Workers 'Take Our Jobs' Campaign" Lisa Flores, Professor at University of Colorado Boulder
Fall 2015 "Visualizing Hope: A Colloquia about Visual Rhetoric, Digital Research, and Data Viz" Laurie Gries, Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Boulder
Spring 2015 "Submission to the Rule of Excellence: Ordinary Affect and Precarious Resistance in Contemporary Academic Labor" Karen L. Ashcraft, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
Spring 2015 "Communicating Leadership, Constructing Vitality: An Inside-out Review of Communication in Theory and Practice" Jennifer Simpson, Chief Innovation Officer and Global Partner at Conversant
Fall 2014 "Fieldwork and Theory-Building About Religion in the Media Age" - Stewart Hoover, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
- Nabil Echchaibi, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
Fall 2014 "'With Structure Comes Freedom': Exploring Conversational Disruption in Public Dialogue Groups" Laura Black, Associate Professor at Ohio University
Fall 2014 "Connecting Nonprofit and Communication Scholarship" - Matt Koschmann, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
- Matthew Sanders, Assistant Professor at Utah State University
- Matthew Isbell, Assistant Professor at Merrimack College
Spring 2014 "Takin' it to the Streets: Promoting Social Justice through Communication Activism Research and Teaching" Larry Frey, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
Spring 2014 "Collabracation" Matt Koschman, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
Fall 2013 "The Social Construction of Race: Toward A Rhetorical History" John P. Jackson, Jr., Associate Professor at University of Colorado Boulder
Fall 2013 "'Born this Way': Queer Vernacular and the Politics of Origins" Jeff Bennett, Associate Professor at the University of Iowa
Fall 2013 "Organizing Sexual Violence: Mandated Reporting, Organizational Standpoint, and Organizational Handicapping Strategies" Kate Harris, Doctoral Candidate