Michelle Colpean

Michelle Colpean

Visiting Assistant Professor


Dr. Michelle Colpean (PhD, University of Iowa) is a visiting assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies Department at Miami University’s Hamilton campus. In its broadest articulation, Michelle’s work interrogates participation in and resistance to imperialist feminist discourses in contemporary popular media. Her research can be found in the pages of Women’s Studies in Communication, the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.


  • PhD, University of Iowa, 2020
  • MA, Ball State University, 2014
  • BA, Ball State University, 2012

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Methods of Applied Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Theories of Communication

Research Interests:

  • Feminist Rhetorics
  • Transnational Feminisms
  • Race Rhetorics
  • Rhetoric and Popular Culture

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