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Mollie Murphy

Mollie Murphy

Communication Studies

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Lundberg 203
IconPhone: 435-797-0334

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. While her research focuses most heavily on examining rhetorical intersections between gender and the environment, she has also published analyses on topics including maternal anti-war activism, local anti-fracking movements, the white savior trope in film, and critical pedagogy. Her work has been published in Argumentation and Advocacy, Women's Studies in Communication, Frontiers in Communication, the Howard Journal of Communications, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a project aimed toward reconsidering notions of the environmental sublime through a feminist perspective. Mollie teaches courses in rhetorical criticism, gender, and environmentalism. Mollie uses she/her pronouns.