Palczewski Receives Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dr. Catherine Palczewski was recognized at the 2019 UNI Fall Faculty Meeting for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

This award honors outstanding graduate teaching, which includes commitment to academic excellence; attention to individual student needs, interests, and development; excellent teaching of graduate courses; and service on thesis and dissertation committees.

Palczewski is a Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also served as the Director of Debate from 1994-2009. She teaches courses in rhetorical theory and criticism, the rhetoric and performance of social protest, argumentation, gender in communication, and political communication.

She was co-editor for the American Forensic Association journal Argumentation and Advocacy from 2010-2013. Her work has appeared in that journal, as well as in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Studies, NWSA Journal, and The Southern Communication Journal. She has also published numerous book chapters. She has served on the editorial boards of The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Argumentation and Advocacy, Women’s Studies in Communication, Communication Studies, Controversia, Communication Monographs, Western Journal of Communication, and The Southern Communication Journal.

In 2001, she was the keynote speaker at the AFA/NCA Biennial Conference on Argumentation in 2001, a conference she directed in 2013. She edited the selected works from that conference: Disturbing Argument (2015). She co-authored Communicating Gender Diversity (3rd ed., 2018), which was shortlisted for the International Gender and Language Book Prize in 2008, and Rhetoric in Civic Life (3rd ed., 2019). Her work tends to focus on how marginalized groups rhetorically construct their messages to gain access to, and be legible in, the dominant public sphere.

Palczewski’s forthcoming book project is Bodies that Argue: Visual Arguments of Woman Suffrage, 1909-1919. Book manuscript. Planned completion, June 2019.

Image: from the Palzcewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.