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Kathleen Roberts

Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies

G14 Assumption Hall
Phone: 412.396.1142
robertskg@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Folklore, Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana, 2001
M.A., American Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1995
B.A., English and American Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1993
Bio

Kathleen Glenister Roberts (Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 2001) is Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and Director of the University Honors College at Duquesne. She has published two books: Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities (winner of the National Communication Association Book of the Year Award in Intercultural and International Communication) and The Pragmatic Cosmopolis: Ethics and Provinciality in the Dialogue of Cultures. She is editor and co-editor of two additional books and has published 13 essays in refereed journals such as Communication Theory, Text and Performance Quarterly, Critical Studies in Media Communication and The Howard Journal of Communications. Dr. Roberts has also won numerous state and regional honors for teaching and service, and received the Presidential Scholarship Award as well as the Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne. Dr. Roberts has served on the National Communication Association Executive Committee, most recently as Director of the Finance Board, from 2012-2014.

Scholarship

Recent Scholarship

Books

The Limits of Cosmopolis: Ethics and Provinciality in the Dialogue of Cultures. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007. (Winner of National Communication Association Book of the Year, International and Intercultural Communication Division, 2008).

Edited Books

‘A Body Living and Not Measurable': How Bodies are Constructed, Scripted, and Performed Through Time and Space (first editor, assisted by Ya-Hui Irenna Chang and Łukasz Matuszyk). Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016.

Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture: Essays and Applications. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.

Communication Ethics: Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality. Co-edited with Ronald C. Arnett. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.

Journal Articles (2012 - Present)

Teaching a Catholic Philosophy of Interpersonal Communication: The Case for "Soul Friendship." Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice 16(1): 26-48 (2013).

Universalism in Catholic Social Thought: ‘Accompaniment' as Trinitarian Praxis. Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2(1): article 4 (2012).

Book Chapters (2012 - Present)

Epideictics and Eternity: Functions of the Time-Present in Ritual Speech. In Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Ya-Hui Irenna Chang, and Łukasz Matuszyk (eds.). ‘A Body Living and Not Measurable': How Bodies are Constructed, Scripted, and Performed Through Time and Space. Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press, in press.

Understanding Epideictic Rhetoric with the Help of Fantasy Literature. In Kathleen Glenister Roberts (ed.), Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture: Essays and Applications. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.

Honors/Awards

Recent Honors and Awards

2014

Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University, 2014.

2013

Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, Duquesne University, 2013.

Service

Service

Editorial Boards

Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2010-present.

Review of Communication, 2009-present.

Offices Held

National Communication Association: Executive Committee

National Communication Association: Finance Board Director, 2014

National Communication: Finance Board Member, 2012-2014

Faculty Advisor, Integrated Honors Society, 2011-present.

Faculty Advisor, Asian Students Association, 2010-present.

Mission Animation Committee, Duquesne University, 2014-present.

Director of the Office for National Fellowships, Duquesne University, 2012-present.

Academic Community Engagement Committee, Duquesne University, 2012-present.

Fulbright Committee, Duquesne University, 2010-present.

Study Abroad Admissions Committee, Duquesne University 2010-present; Chair 2015-present.