The search is complete for two tenure-track assistant professors in the Department of Communication and Philosophy! Dr. Amber Davisson and Emily McGill-Rutherford (Ph.D. candidate) will join the department this fall. They bring cutting-edge expertise to the curriculum and the Keene State College community.
Dr. Davisson is an interdisciplinary scholar of identity, politics, and digital technology. She is the author of Lady Gaga and the Remaking of Celebrity Culture (McFarland, 2013) and co-editor of Controversies in Digital Ethics (forthcoming: Bloomsbury, 2015). Her scholarship about digital communication has also appeared in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Journal of Media & Digital Literacy, Journal of Visual Literacy, and the American Communication Journal. The courses that she will teach during the Fall 2015 semester are COMM 175: Introduction to Communication Studies, COMM 220: Ethics in Communication, and COMM 290: Special Topics on “Democracy and the Networked Public.”
McGill-Rutherford is currently a doctoral candidate in social-political philosophy whose teaching and research explore the relationship between political liberalism and feminism. She is especially interested in approaching the question of women’s autonomy from a multicultural or global perspective. Her publications include “Stoicism, Feminism and Autonomy” in Symposion and an edited volume titled Grotius and Law (Ashgate, 2014). The courses that she will teach during the Fall 2015 semester are two sections of IHPHIL 100: Logical Argumentation, and PHIL 490: Advanced Special Topics on “The Politics of Multiculturalism.”