November 14, 2014
Dr. Karrin Vasby Anderson is a full professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University, where she writes about women, politics, and culture, especially focusing on presidential first ladies and the women who have run for national public office in the United States. She writes the alternately infuriating and hilarious blog, “If They Were Treated Like Hillary,” where she parodies the ridiculous sexism aimed at presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by posing male politicians in the same media coverage.
With her writing partner Kristina Horn Sheeler, she co-authored the books Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity (Lexington Books, 2005); and Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture (Texas A&M University Press, 2013), winner of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Book Award and the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.
In 2007, she served as the Chair of the Feminist and Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association.
Dr. Anderson’s insightful article, “’Rhymes with Blunt’: Pornification and U.S. Political Culture” appeared in the journal Rhetoric & Public Affairs and won her the Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award in Political Communication.
posted by Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio