Wayne State University

Summer Doctoral Seminar

June 2017 with distinguished guest scholar Dr. Patrice M. Buzzanell

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Examining the intersections of gender, race and sexuality in shaping career experiences through everyday communicative practices: 

Dr. Buzzanell (PhD, Purdue University) is a distinguished professor in Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication and holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue. She is the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence and is director of the Butler Center. Buzzanell’s research focuses on the intersections of career, leadership, gender and resilience. Specifically, she investigates the everyday negotiations, policies and structures that produce - and are produced by - the intersections.

She is the editor of three books, Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research (2010 with Donal Carbaugh), Gender in Applied Communication Contexts (2004 with Helen Terk and Lynn Turner) and Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (2000). She is the author of more than 160 articles and chapters in communication and interdisciplinary outlets. Her published work is in journals such as Human Relations, Communication Monographs and Human Communication Research, as well as in handbooks on organizational, professional, family, conflict, ethics and gender communication.

Wayne State’s annual Doctoral Seminar will take place in June 2017. No registration fee. Attendees also receive: 

  • Paid travel
  • Paid lodging
  • Paid meals  

 Seminar Information

Application materials include curriculum vitae, a letter of support from academic advisor, and 500-word statement about how the seminar fits with the student's long term research and teaching goals. 

Applications are due March 1, 2017 to Dr. Rahul Mitra; Dept. of Communication; 585 Manoogian Hall - WSU; Detroit, MI 48201. With questions, contact Dr. MItra at Rahul.Mitra@wayne.edu. 


Some highlights from previous doctoral seminars can be reviewed here.