Rachel A. Griffin
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Office: Communications Building Room 2205
Phone: 618-453- 1882
Intercultural communication, critical race theory, gender violence, critical pedagogy
Rachel Griffin is an Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received her B.S. from Central Michigan University in Sociology/Criminal Justice and Communication Studies (2002), her M.A. from Central Michigan University in Interpersonal Communication (2004) and her Ph. D., from the University of Denver in Culture and Communication and Diversity in Higher Learning (2008). Her interests include intercultural communication, critical race theory, gender violence, critical pedagogy and black feminist thought.
Dr. Griffin has been recognized for her work on several occasions, including a Top Paper Award in the Intercultural Communication Division of the Eastern Communication Association in 2009, an Outstanding Dissertation Award in the African American Communication and Culture Division and Black Caucus from the National Communication Association in 2008, and Top paper in the African American Communication and Culture Division in the National Communication Association in 2007. Dr. Griffin has several publications including "Faculty of Color in the Academy: Teaching in the Line of Fire" in The National Education Association: Thought and Action Journal and "Control, Discipline, and Punish: Black Masculinity and (In)visible Whiteness in the NBA" in Critical Rhetorics of Race.