Fleming Building, Room 82A
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0249
Krishna Pattisapu (they/them/theirs) earned their Ph.D. in Culture and Communication from the University of Denver in 2014. They have 12 years of work experience in higher education, including academic instruction, college pathway and pre-collegiate program administration, and first-generation student support. They are an advocate for intersectional social justice, LGBTQ+ students and students of color. They have volunteered and served in leadership roles in various LGBTQ+ community organizations in Boulder and Denver. They live in Longmont with their husband, Cole, and their cat, Maggie.
LEAD 1001: Becoming a Leader (in the Multicultural Leadership Scholars pathway)
EDUC 1020: First-Year Success at CU (in the Education Diversity Scholars program)
Pattisapu, K. (2018). “Celebration, Resistance and Change: Queer Gender Performers of Color as Public Pedagogues.” Queer Communication Pedagogy. Eds. A. Atay & S. Pensoneau-Conway. New York: Routledge.
Pattisapu, K. (2019).“The Necessity of Intentionally Closed Spaces for LGBTQ Youth of Color.” The Assembly Journal of Public Education.
Alaoui, F. C., Moreira, R., Pattisapu, K., Shukri, S., and Calafell, B. M. (2014). “I Am Not Maria/Samira: On the Interchangeability of ‘Brownness’ in U.S. American Pedagogical Contexts.” Claiming a Seat at the Table: Feminism, Underserved Women of Color, Voice and Resistance. Eds. S. Givens and K. Tassie. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press. (2014).
Pattisapu, K. and Calafell, B. M. (2012). “(Academic) Families of Choice: Queer Relationality, Mentoring, and Critical Communication Pedagogy.” Identity Research and Communication: Intercultural Reflections and Future Directions. Eds. N. Bardhan and M. Orbe. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.