Faculty Profile

Megan Morrissey

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Communication Studies
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013.
Major: Communication
Dissertation Title: With(in) U.S.: Resistive Accommodation and Cultural Strangers' Discourses of National Belonging
Certificate, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012.
Major: Women & Gender Studies
MA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008.
Major: Communication Studies
Dissertation Title: Constructed Identities of the 2006 Great American Boycott: Examining the Effects of Newspaper Framing on U.S. American and Immigrant Identity
BA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002.
Major: Communication Studies
BA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002.
Major: English
BA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002.
Major: Spanish

Current Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 5481.706, Graduate Internship, Summer 2024
COMM 3620.901, Intercultural Communication, Summer 2024

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 5900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2024
COMM 5645.001, Rhetorics of Worldmaking, Fall 2023 SPOT
COMM 3620.901, Intercultural Communication, Summer 3W1 2023 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 5850.002, Professional Internship, Spring 2023
WGST 5900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2023
COMM 5545.001, Race and Public Culture, Fall 2022 SPOT
WGST 5900.002, Special Problems, Fall 2022
COMM 3620.901, Intercultural Communication, Summer 3W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 5850.001, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2022
WGST 5900.012, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2022
COMM 4640.001, Latin@ Rhetorics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2022
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5840.002, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2021 SPOT
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4640.001, Latin@ Rhetorics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2021
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Fall 2020
COMM 5240.001, Rhetoric and Mediated Culture, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 3W1 2020 SPOT
COMM 5920.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Summer 5W2 2020
COMM 4640.001, Latin@ Rhetorics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
WGST 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric and Popular Culture, Spring 2020 Syllabus
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5481.706, Graduate Internship, Fall 2019
WGST 5950.001, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
COMM 5545.001, Race and Public Culture, Fall 2019 SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Fall 2019
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2019
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric and Popular Culture, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5840.001, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Spring 2019 SPOT
COMM 5840.601, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Spring 2019 SPOT
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4640.001, Latin@ Rhetorics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 3W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5240.001, Rhetoric and Mediated Culture, Spring 2018 SPOT
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric and Popular Culture, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5481.706, Graduate Internship, Fall 2017
COMM 5545.001, Race and Public Culture, Fall 2017 SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Fall 2017
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4640.001, Latin@ Rhetorics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5480.706, Practicum, Spring 2017
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric and Popular Culture, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4540.001, Communications Theories of Sexuality, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5840.001, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2016 SPOT
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5930.706, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2016
COMM 5240.001, Rhetoric and Mediated Culture, Spring 2016 SPOT
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric and Popular Culture, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5545.001, Race and Public Culture, Fall 2015 SPOT
COMM 4540.001, Rhetorics of Sexuality, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 5W2 2015 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3620.201, Intercultural Communication, Summer 5W2 2015 SPOT
COMM 3620.202, Intercultural Communication, Summer 5W2 2015 SPOT
COMM 5481.706, Graduate Internship, Spring 2015
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric, Culture and Ideology, Spring 2015 Syllabus
COMM 4849.001, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Spring 2015 Syllabus
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric, Culture and Ideology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
COMM 5840.001, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Fall 2014
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Spring 2014 Syllabus
COMM 5545.001, Race and Public Culture, Spring 2014
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric, Culture and Ideology, Fall 2013 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Morrissey, M. E. (2010). Equality as an Ideograph: The Gay Rights Movement and Proposition 8. Conference Proceedings. ALTA Conference Proceedings.
Book Chapter
Morrissey, M. E. (2019). Calaveras, Calacas, and Cultural Production: The Queer Politics of Brown Belonging in U.S. Dia de Lost Muertos Celebrations. Queer Intercultural Communication. Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538121405/Queer-Intercultural-Communication-The-Intersectional-Politics-of-Belonging-in-and-across-Differences
Schwartzman, R., Morrissey, M. E. (2010). Collaborative student groups and critical thinking in an online basic communication course. Cases on online discussion and interaction: Experiences and outcomes.
Encyclopedia Article
Morrissey, M. E. (2021). Disidentification. Oxford: Oxford Encyclopedia of Queer Studies and Communication,.
Journal Article
Morrissey, M. E. (2022). When Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same: The Queer Paradox of Quarantine Pods. Women's Studies in Communication. Taylor & Francis.
Morrissey, M. E. (2021). Under (Y)our Skin: Rachel Dolezal and the Elasticity of Whiteness. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. Taylor & Francis.
Morrissey, M. E. (2019). Border Matters: A New Materialist Critique of Border Art on the U.S.-Mexico Border.. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
Trudeau, J., Morrissey, M. E. (2017). “Bring in an Honest Verdict:" Prosecuting Southern Whiteness in American Slavery As It Is. Southern Communication Journal.
Morrissey, M. E. (2017). The Incongruities of Queer Decorum: Exploring Gabriel García Román’s, Queer Icons. Women's Studies in Communication. no.
Morrissey, M. E., Kimball, K. Y. (2016). #SpoiledMilk: Blacktavists, visibility and the exploitation of the black breast. Women's Studies in Communication.
Enck, S. M., Morrissey, M. E. (2016). If Orange is the New Black, I Must be Colorblind: Comic framings of post-racism in the Prison-industrial Complex. Critical Studies in Media Communication.
Morrissey, M. E. (2016). The Right to Marry: Negotiating (In)dependence as a U.S. Border Rhetoric. Communication, Culture & Critique.
Morrissey, M. E. (2015). (Net)roots of belonging: Contemporary discourses of (in)valuability and post-racial citizenship in the United State. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
Morrissey, M. E., Sims, C. (2015). Playing the Race Card: Discourses of (Anti)racial Bordering and the Possibility of Alchemic Metaphors. Review of Communication.
Morrissey, M. E. (2013). A DREAM disrupted: Undocumented Migrant Youth Disidentifications with U.S. Citizenship. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
Morrissey, M. E. (2013). A question of humanity: Discursive construction and material consequences of black lesbianism in South Africa. Women's Studies in Communication.
Morrissey, M. E. (2008). A culture of unpredictability: How current school reforms have failed our educational communities. Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research.
Translation or Transcription
Morrissey, M. E. (2020). How Art Installations on the US-Mexico Border Affected People’s Understanding of the Border. Denton: Communication Currents, National Communication Association. https://www.natcom.org/communication-currents/how-art-installations-us-mexico-border-affected-peoples-understanding-border
Morrissey, M. E., Sims, C. L. (2015). The Writing on the Wall: (New) Racism n U.S. Public Conversations About Race. 10(6), . Communication Currents.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Morrissey, M. E., "Graduate Summer Fellowship," Sponsored by University of Colorado Boulder, State, $6000.00 Funded. (20122012).
Morrissey, M. E., "Dissertation Fellowship," Sponsored by University of Colorado Boulder, State, $3800.00 Funded. (20112011).
Grant - Research
Morrissey, M. E., "Communication Studies Research Grant," Sponsored by UNT Department of Communication Studies, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (April 2016December 2016).
Morrissey, M. E., "Junior Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000.00 Funded. (20142014).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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