Diana Bowen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Diana Isabel Bowen (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin), is an Assistant Professor of Communication. Dr. Bowen's research explores physical and psychological borderlands, a term coined by Gloria Anzaldúa to describe spaces of social, political, and cultural struggle. She is working on archival research with the Gloria Anzaldúa collection, and she is also interested in issues surrounding social movements, intercultural dialogue, public memory, and visual rhetoric. Her recent published research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Communication Quarterly and The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics as well as edited books. She is currently co-editing the monograph Latina/o Communication Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practice (under contract with Lexington Press) and serves on the editorial board of the Western Journal of Communication.
Dr. Bowen teaches undergraduate courses in the Communication and the Women's and Gender Studies programs; classes include Media Law, Communication, Identity, and Culture, Public Speaking and Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. She also teaches at the graduate level in Digital Media Studies, where she leads courses in Communication and Media Research Methods and Digital Media Law. She also serves as an affiliate faculty member of the Latina/o and Latin American Studies program in which, along with her colleagues, she aims to make the university's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution more meaningful for students.