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Diana Bowen Faculty Profile

Diana Bowen

Assistant Professor of Communication
Communication Division, Seaver College
CCb 259

Biography

Diana Isabel Bowen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Communication in the Communication Division at Seaver College. Her research explores physical and psychological borderlands, a term coined by Gloria Anzaldúa to describe spaces of social, political, and cultural struggle. She is working on archival research with the Gloria Anzaldúa collection, and she is also interested in issues surrounding social movements, intercultural dialogue, public memory, and visual rhetoric. Her recent published research has appeared in journals such as Communication Quarterly and The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics as well as edited books. She is currently co-editing the monograph Latina/o Communication Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practice (under contract with Lexington Press) and serves on the editorial board of the Western Journal of Communication. She teaches courses in rhetoric and leadership, communication studies, gender studies, and culture.

Education

  • PhD The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • MA Syracuse University, 2006

  • BA California State University, Long Beach, 2004

  • Bowen, D. I., & Bannon, S. (2018). Hurricane Katrina goes digital: Memory, dark tours, and YouTube. In K. N. McDaniel, Essays in virtual dark tourism. (pp. 205-224). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2018). Making sense of disaster through rhetorical homologies: Extending Walter Benjamin's unique/copy binary to post-Katrina tours, Communication Quarterly, 66(3), 265-282. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2017.1374295
  • Seahorn, C., Bowen, D. I., Darwin, C. J., & Djordievic, D. (2017). Kinetic typography: Reinserting embodied delivery into recorded oral texts. In Devoss & Wyatt (Eds.), Matters of type: The rhetoricity of letterforms. (pp. 334-363). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2017). Voices from the archive: Family names, official documents, and unofficial ideologies in the Gloria Anzaldúa papers. The Journal of Multimodal Rhetoric, 1(1), 26-41.
  • Chambers, C. R., & Bowen, D. I. (2014). My sister's keeper: The value of proactive mentorship for black women undergraduates. National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Journal, 15(2), 9-24.
  • Bowen, D. I., & Fortunato, P. (2013). Memory and interfaith dialogue in the context of globalization. In D. S. Brown (Ed.), A communication perspective on interfaith dialogue: Living within the Abrahamic traditions. (pp. 67-81). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Fortunato, P., and Bowen, D. I. (2013). Deliberative democracy and interreligious dialogue: An applied perspective. In D. S. Brown (Ed.), Interfaith dialogue in practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew. (pp. 139-152). Kansas City, MO: Rockhurst University Press.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2012). [Review of the book Global memoryscapes: Contesting remembrance in a transnational age, edited by K. R. Phillips & G. M. Reyes]. Rhetoric and Society Quarterly 42(3), 300-303.

In Progress:

  • (Under Contract) Hernandez, L., Bowen, D. I., Upton, S., & Martinez, A. R. (Eds.) Latina/o communication studies: Theories, methods, and practice. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Bowen, D. I. Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa: From borderlands to nepantla. In D. Cloud, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Studies. Forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
  • Bowen, D. I. Visualizing a civil rights archive: Images of the sit-in[g] at the lunch counter and other objects. In S. P. O'Rourke and L. K. Pace, Like a fire: The rhetoric of civil rights sit-ins. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
  • Bowen, D. I. Remembering Gloria Anzaldúa globally through a documentary Altar: ALTAR cruzando fronteras, building bridges. In L. H. Hernandez and R. Gutierrez-Perez, This bridge we call communication: Anzaldúan approaches to theory, method, and praxis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Conference on Research and Creative Arts Faculty Sponsor Award, 2016 & 2017
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Award, 2017
  • Dean's Award of Appreciation In Recognition of Service for the Innovative Pedagogies Colloquia as Event Moderator, 2016
  • Leaders In Action Honoree, 2016
  • National Communication Association Certificate of Appreciation In Recognition of Outstanding Service as 2015 Convention Program Planner
  • Reyes, Z. & Bowen, D. I. (2018, November). Podcasting and play: Rhetorical narrative accounts of Latinidad through crónica. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2018, November). Laboring Latina bodies: Unpacking work, play, and policy in academia. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2018, November). Mamá PhD. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2018, November). Vamos a jugar: Mentorship and social bonding for the Latina/o/x studies division and La Raza caucus. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2017, November). Our legacy, our relevance in Latin@ communication studies: Theories, method, and practice. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2016, November). Re-membering/re-producing the border: Authenticity and Latinidad. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2016, November). Communication, civic calling, and bridging academia and personal life: Women of color and the constant negotiation of work and life outside the academy. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2016, November). "I am an angry brown woman": Latinas (re)defining (in)civility and civic engagement in and out of the academy. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2016, July). Un/Citizen in the making: An archival review of Gloria Anzaldúa's "Her name never got called." Paper presented at the Latina/o Studies Association, Pasadena, CA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2016, April). Parenting and the conscientious communicator: Navigating gender, social, and professional expectations as mothers. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the Southern Communication Association, Austin, TX.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2015, November). Wise Latinas experiencing/teaching difference in the classroom: Reimagining our disciplinary futures. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2013, November). Visualizing a rhetorical construction of Gloria Anzaldúa in Altar Cruzando Fronteras Building Bridges. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2013, November). Theorizing about interfaith dialogue: Connecting again for the first time. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2013, November). Grieving and healing: Female experiences with sexual harassment in academia. Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2013, November). (Re)membering Anzaldúa: "Geography of the body" and "nepantla" in an age of globalization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2012, November). Visualizing a civil rights archive: Images of the sit-in[g] at the lunch counter and other objects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association Preconference, Orlando, FL.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2011, November). Voices from the archive: Family names, official documents, and unofficial ideologies in the Gloria Anzaldúa papers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2011, November). Demystifying the rhetoric on diversity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2010, November). Austinite experiencias: Latino/a bridges and invitations in Austin, Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2010, November). Building bridges through faculty outreach: Roles and responsibilities to maximize student engagement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, California.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2010, May). Visualizing borders: The citizen/alien dichotomy in images of immigration. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2010, May). Silence is consent: Perceptions of illegal immigrants and sedition. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bowen, D. I. (2010, May). Mapping hurricane postmodernism. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bowen, D. I. "(Re)Membering Anzaldúa: Rhetoric, memory, and archives," Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Houston-Clear Lake Application Number FRSF # 1139/ Decision: Grant Approved in 2015 for $3,800.

Topics

  • Physical & Psychological Borderlands
  • Critical & Cultural Studies
  • Latina/o/x Communication Studies
  • Social Movements
  • Archival Research
  • Public Memory & Visual Culture
  • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • Critical & Qualitative Methods

Courses

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Rhetoric and Social Influence
  • Introduction to Communication Research