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Faculty Image Sara Hayden
Office: LA 346
Phone: (406) 243-4333
Email: sara.hayden@mso.umt.edu
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Current Position:

Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Description:

Sara Hayden’s research is in the area of rhetorical criticism and theory. In her work, she integrates interests in the social construction of gender, feminist theory, and feminist movements.  

Office Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:10 - 2:00 and by appointment.

Field Of Study:

Rhetorical Criticism and Theory, Gender, Feminism(s), Social Movements

Research Interests:

Sara has published and presented essays exploring both contemporary and historical rhetoric surrounding women's health, reproduction, sexuality education, maternity, and the abortion debate in the United States. Her current work focuses on the rhetorical constructon of maternity.

Courses:

Fall 2013:

COMM 240-Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

COMM 380-Gender and Communication

COMM 449-The Rhetoric of U.S. Women's Activism, 1963-1984

COMM 491-Propaganda in Context: Nazis and Soviets (co-taught with Dr. Betsy Bach)

Education:

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994

M.A., University of Minnesota, 1991

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1987

Teaching Experience:

COMM 240-Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

COMM 380-Gender and Communication

COMM 445-Rhetorical Criticism

COMM 448-The Rhetorical Constructon of Woman

COMM 449-The Rhetoric of U.S. Women's Activism

COMM 555-Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism

Affiliations:

Member, National Communication Association,  Western States Communication Association, Organization for Research on Women and Gender.

Member, Women's Studies Steering Committee, University of Montana

International Experience:

Sookmyung University International Summer School, 2007, Seoul, South Korea:  Gender and Communication

Honors/Awards:

2011 Outstanding Edited Book Award, awarded by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, for Hayden, S., and O’Brien Hallstein, D. L.  (Eds.) (2010). 

Selected Publications:

Hayden, S. and O’Brien Hallstein, L. D. (2012). “Placing Sex/Gender at the Forefront:  Feminisms Intersectionality, and Communication Studies.  In Chavez, K. R. and Cindy L. Griffin (Eds.) At The Intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies, SUNY Press.

Hayden, S. (2011).  Constituting Savvy Aunties: From Childless Women to Child-Focused Consumers.  Women’s Studies in Communication, 34, 1-19.

Hayden, S., and O’Brien Hallstein, D. L.  (Eds.) (2010).  Contemplating Maternity in the Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

Hayden, S. (2010).   Purposefully Childless Good Women. In Hayden, S. and O’Brien Hallstein, D. L. (Eds.) Contemplating Maternity in the Era of choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

Hayden, S.  (2010).  Lessons from The Baby Boon: Family-Friendly Policies and the Ethics of Justice and Care. Women’s Studies in Communication, 33, 119-137.Hayden, S. (2009).  Revitalizing the debate between and : The 2004 March for Women’s Lives. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 6, 111-131. (lead article)

Hayden, S. (2009).  Revitalizing the debate between and : The 2004 March for Women’s Lives. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 6, 111-131. (lead article)

Hayden, S. (2003).  Maternal metaphors and the nation: Promoting a politics of care through the Million Mom March.  Quarterly Journal of Speech, 89, 196-215.

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