Leah SprainCurriculum Vitae PDF
Ph.D., University of Washington
Office: 217 Eddy
Leah Sprain is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University where she also works with the Center for Public Deliberation. Her research and teaching draw on cultural communication perspectives to study local practices of democracy, including deliberation, environmental activism, and social movement rhetoric. As an ethnographer of communication, Leah has conducted extended fieldwork in Nicaragua and the United States. She is co-editor (with Danielle Endres and Tarla Rai Peterson) of a book that stems from a national research project on climate change activism. Her work can also be found in the International Journal of Public Participation and Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. Leah received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication from the University of Washington and her B.A. in Environmental Studies and B.F.A. in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University.