Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Graduate Program Director
Dana L. Cloud's research interests include critical rhetorical and cultural studies, including Marxist theory, feminist theory, public sphere theory, and postmodernism; rhetoric of social movements; representations of sex, gender, and race in popular media; activist scholarship; and scholarship about activism.
View and download a full list of Cloud's published work on academia.edu.
Cloud, Dana L. “Shock Therapy: Oprah Winfrey, Celebrity Philanthropy, and Disaster ‘Relief’ in Haiti. Critical Studies in Media Communication (2014): 1-15. *Lead article *Recipient of NCA Communication and Critical Cultural Studies Division Best Article of the Year Award, November 2014.
Cloud, Dana L. “Private Manning and the Chamber of Secrets,” QED: Journal of Queer World Making 1 (2014): 80-104.
Cloud, Dana L. “Rhetorical Criticism for Underdogs.” In Purpose, Practice, and Pedagogy in Rhetorical Criticism, Ed. Jim A Kuypers. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014): 23-37.
Davis-Gatchett, Amanda J. and Dana L. Cloud, “David, Goliath, and the Black Panthers: The Paradox of the Oppressed Militant in the Rhetoric of Self-Defense,” Journal of Communication Inquiry 37 (2013): 5-25.
Cloud, Dana L. We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing. Champaign-Urbana: The University of Illinois Press (2011). 256 pages.
Cloud, Dana L. and Kathleen Eaton Feyh, “’Revolution in Revolt Now Thunders: Revolutionary Affect in The Internationale,” Rhetoric Society Quarterly (in press).
Awards and Honors
|2014||Recipient, NCA Communication and Critical Cultural Studies Division Distinguished Scholar Award|
|2014||Recipient, NCA Communication and Critical Cultural Studies Division Best Article of the Year Award, November 2014. For “Shock Therapy: Oprah Winfrey, Celebrity Philanthropy, and Disaster ‘Relief’ in Haiti.” Critical Studies in Media Communication (2014): 1-15|
|2014||Recipient, National Communication Association Francine Merrit Award for the mentoring of women|
|2014||Recipient, Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar, National Communication Association Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division|
|2014||Recipient, National Communication Association Feminist and Women’s Studies Division Francine Merritt Award|
Lectures, Panels and Workshops
“Pushing the Boundaries of Liberalism: Revolutionary
Sponsored Discussant, American Press Institute Fact-Checking Summit, Washington, D.C.
“Capitalism, Socialism, and Mental Health,” Socialism Conference, Chicago.
“Delusions of Gender: How Gender and Sex are Constructed,” Socialism Conference, Chicago.
“Affect, the Public Sphere, and Social Movements,” Wayne State University Doctoral Honors Seminar.