fall 2019

Greetings, you have accessed the website of:

Catherine H. Palczewski, Ph.D.


University of Northern Iowa
Department of Communication Studies and the Women's & Gender Studies Program

mailing address: Lang 341, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0139

e-mail address: palczewski@uni.edu

Spring 2020 office hours:

Tuesday: 4:45-5:15

Wednesday: 1:00-3:00

Thursday: 4:45-5:15

no office hours March 4, 5; April 15, 16

If these times do not work, feel free to call (319.273.2714) or email to make an appointment

Courses taught:

COMM 1000: Oral Communication

COMM 4023/5023 (was 48C:189g): Rhetorical Communication Research Methods

COMM 4211/5211:01 Rhetoric & Civic Culture

COMM 4216/5216 (was 48C:160g) Political Communication:

48C:160g Political Communication: (fall 2002)

link to 2002 paper draft (The paper was accepted for presentation at the 2003 NCA in Miami and published in the Iowa Journal of Communication)

COMM4231/5231 Visual Rhetoric

COMM 4271/5271 (was 48C:176g): Freedom of Speech

COMM 4346/5346 (was 48C:153g) Gender Issues in Communication

COMM 4446/5446 (was 48C:113g): Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric

COMMGRAD6001 Graduate Seminar in Communication Studies

COMM 6022 (was 48C:236:03): Critical Methods

COMM 6042:01 Seminar: Gender in Communication

WGS 6289:01 (was 680:289:01) Graduate Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies: Comparative Feminist Theories

courses from long ago:

48C:001: Oral Communication

48C:074: Argumentation & Debate: (offered every fall)

48C:123: Rhetorical Theory

48C:222: Seminar in Communication: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

680:040:01 Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction

other links

Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive

Discussion criteria

This link explains the criteria I use to grade discussion.

General Information on classroom policies:

This link explains late assignment, ADA and other policies governing classroom management.

Alta Keynote Images

Argumentation and Advocacy I recently completed my term as co-editor of the journal of the American Forensic Association. For information on the journal and its editorial policy, please access this link.

AFA/NCA Biennial Conference on Argumentation. I directed the 2013 conference and edited the selected works volume produced by the conference. For more information, see the Alta Conferene website.




academic biography:

My research specialties include: rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist theory and criticism, argumentation theory, social movements, and political communication. Within these areas, I focus on the rhetorical constructions and implications of speaking from the margin. My past projects include an analysis of 1909 anti-suffrage postcards, a study of the anti-pornography movement, an analysis of Native American legal argument, and an exploration of the way cyber-movements function. My current project is a book length manuscript analyzing the body argument used in the U.S. woman suffrage debates from 1909-1919. The third edition of Gender in Communication, written with Dr. Victoria DeFrancisco and Dr. Danielle Dick McGeough was published by Sage in 2019. I edited the selected works from the 2013 Alta Argumentation Conference, Disturbing Argument, published by Taylor & Francis in 2015. The second edition of Rhetoric in Civic Life, with my UNI colleague Dr. John Fritch and St. John's University's Dr. Richard Ice, was published in 2016, and the third edition is in process. If you are interested in examining a complete list of my publications, feel free to link to a list of them.