RACHEL ALICIA GRIFFIN portrait
  • Associate Professor, Communication
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Associate Professor, Communication
801-213-3420

Presentations

  • Griffin, R. A. (November, 2019). Why is Interpersonal Communication so White? A Roundtable Discussion. Panelist at the National Communication Association Convention, Interpersonal Communication Division. Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (November, 2019). The Struggle is Real: Promoting Survival in the Academy through Sharing Stories of Struggle. Panelist at the National Communication Association Convention, Family Communication Division. Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (November, 2019). Survive or Thrive? Workshop on Gender and Race in Commercials. Panelist at the National Communication Association Convention, Visual Communication Division. Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (November, 2019). Im/Possibilities of Queer/Trans Worldmaking Allies: The Commodification of the GLBTQ Pride Movement in the Age of Liberal Capitalism. Panelist at the National Communication Association Convention, Asian/Pacific American Caucus. Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • The Rape of Recy Taylor: Film Screening and Discussion Panelist. (October, 2019). The Sojourner Group. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Disclosing the Darkness of Rape and Revealing the Dangers of Indifference delivered at Post University. Waterbury, CT. (October, 2019). Audience 50. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (February, 2019). Allies and advocates, revisited: The performance of failing together/apart in and across differences. Panelist at the Western States Communication Association convention, Intercultural Communication Interest Group. Seattle, WA. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (February, 2019). Of race, gender, sexuality, and vulnerability: Mediated spectacles of migration. Panelist at the Western States Communication Association convention, Communication, Identities, and Difference Interest Group. Seattle, WA. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (February, 2019). Transitioning an ‘Idea to Article’ with Intention, Evidence, and Strategy. Panelist at the Western States Communication Association convention, Organization for Research on Women and Communication. Seattle, WA. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Disclosing the Darkness of Rape and Revealing the Dangers of Indifference delivered at MacEwan University. Edmonton, Alberta. (October 2017). Audience 20. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Privilege, Oppression, and Complexity: Our Institutions are of the World We Live In delivered at the Washington State Student Services Commission conference. (April 2017). Audience 600. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Sexual Violence, Social Justice, & Compassion delivered at Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI. (April 2017). Audience 25. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Sexual Violence, Social Justice, & Compassion delivered at Laurentian University. Sudbury, Ontario. (January 2017). Audience 100. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Sexual Violence, Social Justice, & Compassion delivered at Cambrian University. Sudbury, Ontario. (January 2017). Audience 100. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2017.

Publications

  • Griffin, R. (2019). Scripted parallels: The paradoxical audacity of Scandal’s Papa Pope as the “Black fantastic”. Critical Studies in Media Communication. Published, 10/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2019). Black women’s intellectualism and deconstructing Donald Trump’s toxic White masculinity. Interrogating the communicative power of Whiteness. Published, 07/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A., & Phillips, J. D. (2019). “Love the Way You Lie” and the normalization of violence against women.. RACE/GENDER/CLASS/MEDIA: Considering diversity across audiences, content, and producers . Updated and Reprinted in 4th ed.. Published, 05/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A., & Roussett, S. (2019). Review of Savage Portrayals: Race, Gender, Media, & The Central Park Jogger Story by Natalie Byfield . Women & Language. Published, 04/2019.
  • Griffin, R. (2019). Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, & Topographies of Anger. . This bridge we call communication: Anzaldúan approaches to theory, method, and praxis. Published, 04/2019.
  • Griffin, R. (2019). Olivia Pope as problematic and paradoxical: A Black feminist critique of Scandal’s ‘Mammification. Feminist Theory and Popular Culture *Chapter Updated and Reprinted in 2nd ed. Published, 02/2019.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2018) & Meyer, M. D (2018). Adventures in Shondaland: Identity politics and the power of representation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Published, 09/2018.
  • Meyer, M. D., & Griffin, R. A. (2018). Riding Shondaland’s rollercoasters: Critical cultural television studies in the 21st century. In R. A. Griffin & M. D. Meyer (Eds.), Adventures in Shondaland: Identity politics and the power of representation (pp. 1-19). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Published, 01/2018.
  • Griffin, R. A. & Nziba, P. G. (2018). “In the process of helping the earth to heal, we help ourselves”: Critical intercultural communication, Black feminisms, and the rhetorical significance of Dr. Wangari Maathai. In A. González & E. Mutua (Eds.), The Rhetorical Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Planting the Future. (pp. pp. 115-135). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Published, 01/2018.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2018). he spectacularization and serialization of Whiteness: A critical interpretation of O.J. Simpson’s contentious notoriety. Communication, Culture, & Critique. Vol. 11(3), 359-377. Published, 01/2018.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2017). Foreword. In S. C. Wooten & R. W. Mitchell (Eds.), Preventing sexual violence on campus: Challenging traditional approaches through program innovation (pp.vii-xi). New York, NY: Routledge. Published, 05/2017.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2017). The morning/mourning after: When becoming president trumps being a sexual predator. Women’s Studies in Communication, 40(2), 140-144. Published, 02/2017.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2016). Foreward. In C. Squires (Ed.), Dangerous discourses: Feminism, gun violence, and civic life (pp. ix-xiii). New York, NY: Peter Lang. Published, 10/2016.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2016). Cultivating promise and possibility: Black feminist thought as an innovative, interdisciplinary, & international framework. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 5(3), 1-9 *Special Issue Editor. Published, 09/2016.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2016). Black female faculty, Resilient grit and determined grace, or “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” The Journal of Negro Education, 95(3), 365-379.. Published, 08/2016.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2017). Foreward. In S. C. Wooten & R. W. Mitchell (Eds.), Preventing sexual violence on campus: Challenging traditional approaches through program innovation (pp.vii-xi). New York, NY: Routledge. Published, 04/2016.
  • Griffin, R. A. (2016). Black feminist thought and Disney’s paradoxical representation of Black girlhood in Doc McStuffins. In J. A. Sandlin & J. C. Garlen (Eds), Disney, culture, and curriculum (pp. 161-175). New York, NY: Routledge. Published, 04/2016.
  • Bennett, P., & Griffin, R. A. (2016). Dehumanized and empowered? Black women, reality television, and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. In D. Allison (Ed.) Black women’s portrayals on reality television: The new sapphire (pp. 169-190). Lanham, MD: Lexington. *Co-authored with a graduate student . Published, 04/2016.