Valerie Palmer-Mehta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication &
Internship Director for the Communication Program
Office: 328 Wilson
Phone: (248) 370-2139
Research / Teaching / Life
Valerie's research interests sit at the intersection of Rhetorical Studies, particularly Feminist and Critical/Cultural approaches to Rhetoric, Gender Studies, and Media/Cultural Criticism. She teaches courses such as Communication Theory, Feminist Rhetorical Theory, Persuasion, Rhetoric and Public Address, Rhetorical Criticism, Media Criticism, and Multicultural Communication. She currently is the Internship Director for the Communication Program; her term ends August 15, 2013.
She is the recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards, including the GLAAD Center for the Study of Media and Society Grant, Career Services Internship Grant, two OU Faculty Research Fellowships, Thomas Rumble Fellowship, the Oakland University Faculty Recognition Award for research, the NCA Feminist and Women's Studies Top Paper Award, and the Elizabeth Youngjohn Teaching Award. In her spare time, she likes to travel, write, garden, learn new things, and do anything active (hike, bike, run). Last summer, she took Introduction to American Sign Language with Professor Tim Johnston (an excellent experience) and traveled to Paris to present her paper, "Theorizing the Role of Courage in Resistance," at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference.
A Sampling of Publications
A complete list of publications may be obtained from Dr. Palmer-Mehta via email.