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Brett Billman brings a wide background of scholarly expertise to the department. In addition to teaching interpersonal communication, group decision making, persuasive speaking, and interviewing, Brett has also taught Communication, Race and Power, and a graduate seminar on Re-Producing Masculinities in U.S. Culture(s). Brett’s expertise in critical and cultural theories help students to see communication and the world around them in a different light than many have previously considered.
Prior to joining the faculty at UD, Brett served as the Interim Basic Course Director for the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. He has served as a manuscript reviewer for the journal Critical Studies in Media Communication.
The Faculty Perspective
I like how students and faculty are truly committed to the service of our community(s) and to social justice through critical engagement. I believe this commitment to service and social justice sets UD apart from other institutions by focusing on the relationships between learning, leadership and global communities.
- Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2010
- M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2004
- B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2002
- Critical Cultural Studies
- New Media and Society
- Gender Communication
- LGBT Studies
- Intercultural Communication
- Critical Race Studies
Selected Publications and Presentations
Billman, B. N. (November 2010). "Bridging programs through the basic course." Panel paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco
Billman, B. N. (November 2009). "Uploading masculinities: YouTube and the power of the clip." Panel paper presented at the National Communication Associate Conference, Chicago.
Billman, B. N. (November 2008). "The rhetoric of cultural tres-passing: The colonization of gay men in 'Boy Meets Boy'.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, California.
Billman, B. N. (November 2007). "Cowboys and drag kings: The rhetoric of masculinity and sexuality in 'Brokeback Mountain'.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
Billman, B. N. (November 2006). "Others performing in a normative space: An ethnographic in(queer)y." Panel paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.