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
- Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
- Critical Animal Studies
- Human & Animal Rights
- Vegetarian and Vegan Communication
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)
- 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.
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