Syracuse University Scholar Wins Book of the Year Award

RandRandBookErin J. Rand, an associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York, was won the 2015 Book of the Year Award from the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communications Association. Dr. Rand was honored for her book Reclaiming Queer: Activists and Academic Rhetorics of Resistance (University of Alabama Press, 2014).

Dr. Rand’s research focuses on the rhetoric of activism and social movements, especially queer and feminist activism. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2009 after serving on the faculty at California State University, Fresno. She was promoted to associate professor at Syracuse earlier this year.

Dr. Rand is a summa cum laude graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where she majored in psychology. She earned a Ph.D. in communication studies at the University of Iowa.

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