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Professor, Communication Studies Women's and Gender Studies

Dr. Casey Ryan Kelly, Associate Professor, studies at intersection between rhetoric and cultural studies and explores a range of cultural proxy wars concerning gender, race, and nationalism, including food and globalization, hegemonic masculinity, sexuality and film, pop culture and neocolonialism, and indigenous self-determination. He is author of Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Rutgers University Press, 2016), Food Television and Other in an Age of Globalization (Lexington, 2017) and co-editor of Decolonizing Native American Rhetoric (Peter Lang). His research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of SpeechText and Performance QuarterlyCommunication and Critical/Cultural Studies, among others. Kelly is the 2018 recipient of the National Communication Associations Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award, as well as 2017 recipient of NCA’s Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division’s Early Career Award and the 2015 NCA Critical/Cultural Studies Division's New Investigator Award.

Representative Publications:

Kelly, C.R. Apocalypse man: Death, melancholia, and White masculine victimhood(*Under contract with the Ohio State University Press. Expected publication 2019).

Kelly, C.R. (In press, 2018)Emasculating Trump: The incredulous gaze, homophobia, and the spectacle of White masculinity. QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking.

Kelly, C.R. (2018). The wounded man: Foxcatcher (2014) and the incoherence of White masculine victimhood. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 15 (2), 161-178

Kelly, C.R. (2017). Food television and otherness in the age of globalization. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Kelly, C.R. (2016). Abstinence cinema: Virginity and the rhetoric of sexual purity in contemporary film. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.