Associate Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Organizational Communication
    • Critical, Feminist, Decolonial Perpectives
    • Career, entrepreneurial organizing, workplace mentoring, resilience, organizational resistance and control
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., Purdue University
    • M.A., Purdue University
    • B.A., Communication University of China
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Dr. Ziyu Long (PhD, Purdue University) is an associate professor of Organizational Communication in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. Dr.Long’s research focuses on career, entrepreneurship, mentoring, and workplace resistance and resilience. Her work has been published in outlets such as Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Gender, Work & Organization, International Journal of Business Communication and so on. Dr. Long teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in organizational communication, critical and intersectional perspectives to career, communication theory, and mixed and qualitative research methods. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Please find Dr. Long's full list of publications here

Selected work on gender, intersectionality, and entrepreneurship

  • Long, Z. & Buzzanell, P.M. (2021). Constituting intersectional politics of reinscription: Women entrepreneurs’ resistance practices in China, Denmark, and the United States. Management Communication Quarterly.
  • Long, Z., & Wilhoit, E.D. (2018). Disciplined freedom, branded authenticity, and dependable independence: how tensions enact flexibility in lifestyle blogging careers. Journal of Applied Communication Research,46, 368-387.

Selected work on career, meanings of work, and resilience

  • Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., & Kuang, K. (2021). Chinese Post80s generational resilience: Implications of chengyu (成语) as guides for dealing with adversity. International Journal of Business Communication, 58 (3), 410-429.
  • Long, Z., King, A.S., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2018). Ventriloqual voicings of parenthood in graduate school: An intersectionality analysis of work-life negotiations. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46, 223-242.
  • Long, Z. (2016). A feminist ventriloqual analysis of “Hao Gongzuo”(good work): Politicizing Chinese Post80s women’s constructions of meanings of work. Women’s Studies in Communication, 39, 422-441.

Selected work on workplace mentoring and inclusivity

  • Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Kokini, K., Wilson, R.F., Anderson, L.B., & Batra, J.C. (2018). Mentoring women and minority faculty in Engineering: A multidimensional mentoring network approach. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 24, 121–145.
  • Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Anderson, L.B., Batra. J.C., Kokini, K., & Wilson, R.F. (2014). Episodic, network, and intersectional mentoring: Taking a communicative stance on mentoring in the workplace. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Annals of the International Communication Association 38 (pp. 390-414). New York, NY: Routledge.

Selected work on feminist pedagogy and teaching activities

  • Long, Z., Linabary, J.R., Buzzanell, P.M., Mouton, A., & Rao, R.L. (2020). Enacting everyday feminist collaborations: Reflexive becoming, proactive improvisation, and co-learning partnerships. Gender, Work, and Organization, 27, 487-506.
  • Long, Z., & Williams, E.A. (2020). Telling stories, integrating theories: A semester long case study assignment written by and for students. Communication Teacher, 35, 74-80.




  • SPCM 433: Communication in Organizations

  • SPCM 633: Discourse, Work, and Organization

  • SPCM 638: Communication Research Methods

  • SPCM 639 Communication Theory

  • SPCM130 Introduction to Relational and Organizational Communication