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Mollie Murphy

Communication Studies - Communication Studies and Philosophy

Assistant Professor

Mollie Murphy

Contact Information

Office Hours: T/H 11:30-12:30 on Zoom or by appointment
Office Location: LUNDB 203
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Educational Background

  B.A., Communication Studies, University of Montana, 2012
  M.A., Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Discourse),
  University of Montana, 2014

  Ph.D., Communication Studies (Rhetorical Studies), University
  of Georgia, 2018


Mollie specializes in rhetorical criticism and theory. Her research focuses most heavily on examining how (and to what end) advocates for environmental and social justice navigate rhetorical challenges. Her work has been published in Women’s Studies in Communication, The Howard Journal of Communications, Argumentation and Advocacy, Frontiers in Communication, and elsewhere. Mollie’s essay recently published in the Western Journal of Communication examines how perspective by incongruity can productively complicate public understandings of scientific research. Mollie’s pronouns are she/her/hers..

  • Communication, Social Justice, and the Environment
  • Gender Communication
  • Communication Criticism
  • Celebrity activism 
  • Women scientists as activists 
  • Emotions in activism