Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD Student


  • Office Hours:

    M 4-5:30pm, T 5-6:30pm
  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD Student
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • B.A. Communication Studies, East Tennessee State University
    • B.A. Anthropology, East Tennessee State University
    • M.A. Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University


Hello there! My name is Julie Hartung (they/she), and I'm a first year PhD student here in the Communication Studies Department at CSU. I also currently teach SPCM 200: Public Speaking.

I'm a queer scholar, and my work focuses on and centers queer communities in various ways. In my master's thesis, I explored how and why LGBTQ+ individuals conveyed and concealed their queer identit(ies) in various spaces, and I plan to continue similar work to better understand how queer communities construct distinct subcultures centered around their queer identities. Additionally, I'm particularly interested in exploring identities which are characterized as being marginalized within the margins, specifically asexual, aromantic, and various gender identities under the nonbinary umbrella.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading fanfiction, crocheting, going to antique stores, kayaking, and exploring CO!