Dr. Karrin Vasby Anderson

Curriculum Vitae PDF
Ph.D., Indiana University
Office: A207 Behavioral Science Building
Phone: 491-6893
Email: Karrin.Anderson@ColoState.EDU

Karrin Vasby Anderson is Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, where she serves as director of graduate studies and teaches courses in rhetoric, political communication, and gender and communication. Professor Anderson studies the culture of politics and the politics of culture, examining specifically the ways in which political identity is rhetorically constructed and contested in popular media. She is coauthor of two books: Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture (Texas A&M University Press, 2013) and Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity (Lexington Books, 2005). She has published articles in scholarly journals such as Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Women’s Studies in Communication, Communication Quarterly, and White House Studies. Her blogs have appeared in Salon, Bag News Notes, The New Agenda, and the Presidential Debate Blog. Her campaign commentary has appeared in news outlets such as the Fort Collins Coloradoan, the Rocky Mountain News, Wisconsin Public Radio, and the Swedish national news broadcast Varldun i Fokus. Dr. Anderson is a recipient of the Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award in Political Communication, the Organization for Research on Women and Communication’s Feminist Scholarship Award, and the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women in Politics.