Dr. Samantha Senda-Cook
Samantha Senda-Cook is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies department and faculty in Environmental Science. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Utah (M.A. from Colorado State University, B.A. from Shippensburg University).
Within the field of communication, Samantha focuses on rhetoric and environmental communication. She's particularly interested in how rhetoric shapes humans' relationships with the natural world and how social movement actions function as both touchstone events and everyday practices. Her current research investigates ethnographic approaches to rhetorical analysis and everyday practices as sites of resistance in urban areas. When not working on a paper or preparing for class, she's probably trying out a new recipe, reading a mystery novel, or biking the hills of Omaha. For more information about Samantha and her vitae, please see her website.