Department of Communication Studies

Danielle Dick McGeough

Assistant Professor


Research Interests

Danielle Dick McGeough’s current research focuses on how performance is used for collaborative problem solving, community building and social justice work, specifically with regards to issues of waste and sanitation. Her research addressing how the urban poor have agitated for the right to defecate in public was published in Text and Performance Quarterly. In addition to her research on waste and sanitation, Dr. McGeough is interested in how bodies are implicated in various social and cultural practices, as well as how everyday life performances (i.e., routine family storytelling or bathroom practices) maintain, reproduce, and challenge cultural norms. Her other research interests span the topics of adolescent sexuality and desire, critical pedagogy, the relationship between art and science, and gendered/sexed communication.

Courses Taught

Danielle Dick McGeough teaches courses in cultural performance, qualitative research, performance and social change, community and communication, as well as public speaking and oral communication. In addition to her teaching, Dr. McGeough works in the Interpreters Theatre, where she collaborates with students in devising ensemble performances. She views the theatre as a classroom and a laboratory for students to research, play, experiment, and learn about themselves and others.

Personal/Professional Interests

Dr. McGeough has diverse interests ranging from performance studies, gender and communication, critical cultural studies, critical pedagogy, storytelling, environmental and health communication, body studies, popular culture and performance for social change. In addition to her academic interests, she likes to kayak, do yoga, lift weights, bike, eat, eat, eat, and spend time with her partner and puppy.


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