University Place, Syracuse University
Diane Grimes

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Associate Professor

A critical organizational communication scholar, Diane Grimes is interested in analyzing (textually and visually) issues of whiteness, "race," and gender in relation to communication, representation, identity, change, and power in organizations and culture. 

She has recently begun work in the area of contemplative communication. The common thread in her work is a consideration of how problematic assumptions get recreated in everyday life. She is an associate editor for the journal Gender, Work and Organization.

She is an affiliated faculty member in composition and cultural rhetoric and women’s and gender studies.

View a full list of Grimes’ published work, some of which is available for download, at

Diane Grimes' Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Selected Publications

  • Hunter, S., Swan, E., & Grimes, D. (2010). Reproducing and Resisting Whiteness in Organizations, Policies, and Places. Social Politics, 17 (4), 407-422. 

  • Grimes, D. S. & Richard, O. C. (2003). Could Communication Perspective Impact Organizations' Experience with Diversity? The Journal of Business Communication, 40, 7-27.

  • Grimes, D.S. & Parker, P.S. (2009). Imagining organizational communication as a decolonizing project: In conversation with Broadfoot, Munshi, Mumby and Stohl. Management Communication Quarterly, 22(3), 502-511.

  • Parker, P.S. & Grimes, D.S. (2009) 'Race" and management discourse. In (F. Bargiela-Chiappini, Ed.). The handbook of business discourse (pp.292-304). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  • Grimes, D. S. (2006). “Getting a bit of the Other”: Sexualized Stereotypes of Asian and Black Women in Planned Parenthood Advertising. In Reichert, T. & Lambaise, J. (Eds.) Sex in Consumer Culture: The Erotic Content of Media and Marketing (pp. 301-318). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.

  • Grimes, D. S. (2002) "I Dream a World": Re-imagining Change. The Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science 1 (4), 13-28.