Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication with Theory and Research
Christopher Chávez, (PhD, University of Southern California) is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of globalization, advertising, and culture. Prior to his doctoral research, Dr. Chávez worked for ten years as an advertising executive at TBWA Chiat/Day, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Publicis & Hal Riney.
Erica Ciszek (PhD student, University of Oregon) holds an MS in Mass Communication and Applied Research from Boston University, and a BA from Colby College. She has worked in advertising in strategic analytics. As a feminist queer scholar, her research interests include critical/cultural approaches to strategic communication, gender, sexuality and diversity, LGBT issues, and online communities.
Hayley Cole (PhD student, University of Missouri-Columbia) holds an MA in Communication from San Francisco State University and a BA in Political Science from San Diego State University. A feminist political communication scholar, her research and teaching interests include rhetoric, gender and sexuality, argumentation, political advertising, new media, and political campaigns, with a special interest in issue campaigns.
Kristin Comeforo (PhD, Rutgers University) is a professor of Marketing Communications at Berkeley College in New York. Her research focus ranges from news framing of globalization and free trade, to the discourse of same-sex marriage. Her current projects interrogate LGBT imagery in advertising. Prior to receiving her PhD, Kristin was an advertising professional, and remains active in industry associations such as Advertising Women of...
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