Marek  Muller

Marek Muller

Lecturer of Communication Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Room:LB 310

About Marek Muller

Dr. Muller’s primary role in the department will be teaching classes in our public communication option. Her research foci include rhetorical criticism, environmental communication, and critical-cultural communication studies. Specifically, she researches discourses surrounding the "human" and the "animal," especially in social justice arenas regarding animal rights.


Ph.D., University of Utah
MA, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Human & Animal Rights
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Communication
  • Humanitarianism
  • Ecofeminism
  • De-/Post-Colonialism


COMM 310 Communication and Democracy
COMM 320 Persuasion

Awards and Honors

  • 2018 Top Conference Paper in Environmental Communication, Western States Communication Association
  • 2017 Top Conference Paper Overall in Environmental Communication, National Communication Association
  • 2017 Marouf Hasian Research Award
  • 2015 Top Debut Paper, Western States Communication Association
  • 2013-2014 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

Selected Publications

  • Muller, S. M. (Forthcoming). Zombification, social death, and the slaughterhouse: U.S. industrial practices of livestock slaughter. Special issue of American Studies on “The food issue”, guest edited by Lauren Rabinovitz.
  • Muller, S. M. (2017). For the good of the species: Gary Francione and the omnipresence of eugenics in animal rights rhetoric. Communication Studies, 65(5), 588-606.
  • Muller, S. M. (2017). Elephant tracings: A critical animal / postcolonial genealogy of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 14(2), 5-41.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Persuasion 320 810 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE