Elizabeth Dickinson, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor of Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Adjunct Faculty, Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology (CEE)

 

Nova Southeastern University

Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Education and Oceanography

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Dr. Elizabeth Dickinson

Assistant Professor

Communication Area

Kenan-Flagler Business School

4719 McColl Building
UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA

 

Adjunct Faculty Member

Curriculum for the Environment

and Ecology (CEE)

UNC-Chapel Hill

 

Adjunct Faculty Member

Fischler School of Education

Oceanographic Center

Nova Southeastern University

Virtual

 

eadickins@gmail.com

www.unc.edu/~dickins/

 

 

 

 

PROFILE

 

I am an Assistant Professor in Communication in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and an adjunct in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at UNC Chapel Hill. My research, teaching, and writing focus on communication, culture, environmental communication, environmental education, and sustainability. At Nova Southeastern University, I teach M.S.-level social science courses in the Environmental Education and Oceanography M.S. programs.

 

RESEARCH AREAS

 

Ecocultural/Environmental Communication

Eco-theory and philosophy; environmental education; environmental consumerism; space, place, and landscape; ecocultural dialectics; epistemologies of science, politics, and economics; environmental conflict; state and national parks and forests; environmental justice; ecofeminism

 

Culture and Communication

Intercultural communication; critical theories of culture; gender; how cultural ideologies are produced, consumed, performed, and resisted through communication

 

Approaches and Methods

Qualitative, rhetorical, and critical; textual analysis, participant observation, interviewing, rhetorical criticism, ethnography, critical methods

 

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS

 

Dickinson, E. (2013). The misdiagnosis: Rethinking “nature-deficit disorder.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 7(3), 1-21.  [PDF]

 

McKinnon, S., Dickinson, E., Chavez, K., & Carr, J. (2013). Kiva.org, person-to person lending, and the conditions of intercultural contact. Howard Journal of Communications.

 

Milstein, T., & Dickinson, E. (2012). Gynocentric greenwashing: The discursive gendering of nature. Communication, Culture & Critique. [PDF]

 

Dickinson, E. (2012). (Re)appropriating the petroglyphs: Commercial representations of a cultural landscape. Journal of Consumer Culture, 12(2), 1-20. [PDF]

 

Dickinson, E. (2012). Addressing environmental racism through storytelling: Toward an environmental justice narrative framework. Communication, Culture & Critique, 5(1), 57-74.

 

Lutgen-Sandvik, P., Dickinson, E., & Foss, K. A. (2012). Painting, priming, peeling, and polishing: Constructing and deconstructing the woman-bullying-woman identity at work. In S. Fox, & T. R. Lituchy (Eds.), Gender and the dysfunctional workplace (pp. 61-77). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

 

Dickinson, E. (2011). Displaced in nature: The cultural production of (non-)place in place-based forest conservation pedagogy. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 5(3), 300-319.

 

For all publications, working papers, and projects, click here.

 

BACKGROUND

 

After earning a B.A. in Organizational Communication from California State University San Bernardino, I completed my M.A. from New Mexico State University with an emphasis in Intercultural Communication and Social Change. I taught English in Aomori, Japan, for two years through the JET Program before moving to Los Angeles where I worked in marketing. I taught communication in Beijing through the University of Colorado Denver’s ICB program at China Agricultural University. I worked at a nonprofit in San Diego before moving to Miami where I was a communication instructor at Florida International University and Miami-Dade College. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 2010, and before coming to UNC, I spent a year teaching at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. I have experience in academic, nonprofit, intercultural, and organizational settings.

 

 

 

“The primary human reality is persons in conversation.”¯

(Ron Harre, 1983)

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