Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student
  • Concentration:

    • Rhetorical theory & criticism
    • Social issues & activism
    • Visual Communication
    • Cultural Studies
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies



Hi, y’all! My name is Shelby R. Crow (she/her/hers pronouns). I am originally from Fort Worth, Texas, if the apparent use of “y’all” did not give it away. I received a B.S. and M.S. in Communication Studies and clearly loved it so much that I am now pursuing a Ph.D. here at CSU. My research primarily focuses on how marginalized social activists craft their rhetoric to appeal to hegemonic groups, many of whom are white folks. My thesis examined the Silent Protest Parade of 1917 and argued that protesters used religious rhetoric as a form of resistance towards governmental leaders and former President Woodrow Wilson. Other topics that interest me are the material and discursive understandings of the US-Mexico border, mural rhetoric, and intersectionality - specifically as it relates to identity performance. I am currently teaching two sections of Public Speaking and love it thus far. Apart from my academic identity, you will find me playing with my corgi, Ellie and husky, Blake. Well – that’s all for now! Happy to be here.☺