Valerie Wieskamp

Dr. Wieskamp started teaching in the Communication Department at Appalachian State in 2015 and became an affiliate faculty of the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Program in 2016.

She brings both her experience working as a communication professional for non-profit and advocacy organizations as well as her academic background in rhetoric into her classes. This means that her teaching focuses on civic engagement, or how folks use their voices to participate in and think critically about public life.

In her research and writing, she studies media and public advocacy in the intersections of gender, race, and violence. She has written about sexual violence in U.S. wars, gendered representations of heroism, and public advocacy and social movements that address sexual violence, including the use of comic books in challenging the social norms that contribute to gendered violence.

Title: Assistant Professor of Communication

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Phone: (828) 262-2226