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Emily M Winderman

Communication Stuudies 224 Church St. 225 Ford Hall 0456A

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Dr. Emily Winderman specializes in the rhetorical study of a wide range of reproductive healthcare, including birth control, family planning, abortion care, and birthing practices. She generally approaches these topical areas through the theoretical affordances of affect theory and public emotion, rhetorical history, and public address. Specifically, her work asks "what emotions do" in order to constitute, shape, and manage different publics' relationships to health.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2015.
  • M.A.: Communication Studies, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2009.
  • B.S.: Communication & Marketing, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2007.


  • The Quiver is Full: Metonymy and Affiliation in 19 Kids and Counting's Depiction of Pregnancy Loss in Advanced Maternal Age : Winderman, Emily, Heather Suzanne Woods, Feminist Media Studies, 2018 108-121.
  • Winderman, Emily Marietta (2017). Times for Birth: Chronic and Kairotic Mediated Temporalities in TLC's 'A Baby Story'. Feminist Media Studies, 17, 347-361.
  • "From Trope to Pathos in Health Scholarship: Sharing Disgust in the Kermit Gosnell Case": Winderman, Emily, Celeste M. Condit, Communication Quarterly, 63 516-521, 2015.
  • Winderman, Emily Marietta. "S(anger) Goes Postal in the Woman Rebel: Angry Rhetoric as a Collectivizing Moral Emotion." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 17 (2014): 381-400.

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Southern States Communication Journal: 2017
  • 2nd V.P., Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine: 2018
  • Nominating Committee, Public Address Division, National Communication Association: 2017
  • Nominating Committee, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association: 2015

Courses Taught

  • COMM 5615W-Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM3635W-Famous Speeches
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