Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Public Culture in the Dept of Communication & Culture
Adjunct Professor
of Cultural Studies & American Studies
& Dept of Geography
Faculty Advisory Board,
Integrated Program in the Environment
Faculty Ally, Kinsey Institute, PACE (Political and Civic Engagement Program)

Mailing address:
Indiana University
Dept. of Communication & Culture
800 East Third St., Bloomington, IN, 47405-9700, U.S.A.
Office phone: 812-855-2106 Office FAX: 812-855-6014
Office: Classroom Office Building, Room 241
Email: pezzullo[AT]



CV (pdf)


Lectures & Events

“Climate Justice and Naderev Yeb Saño on Resilience and Resistance,” Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), University of Colorado-Boulder, June 10-13, 2015. (forthcoming)

“Filipino Global Solidarity for Climate and Reproductive Justice,” Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), University of Colorado-Boulder, June 10-13, 2015. (forthcoming)

“Communication in the Late Age of Fossil Fuels: Scientific Certainty, Cruel Ironies, and Imaginative Solutions,” Keynote Speaker, Communication Days, Department of Communication, University of Colorado-Denver, April 7, 2015 (forthcoming).

“Imagining Climate Denial as Colonialism: Global Solidarity as Embodied Rhetoric of Place and Association,” at Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations. Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society at Villanova University, PA, March 26-29, 2015. (forthcoming)

“Repression and Resistance in The Late Age of Fossil Fuels,” Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, March 25, 2014 (forthcoming).

“Navigating Theory and The Role of the Scholar: Questions of Theory, Capacity, and Identity in Rhetoric,” A Roundtable Discussion. National Communication Association (NCA) Convention, Washington, DC, November 2014.

“On the Limits of Resilience: Reflections on Becoming-With-Toxins,” Keynote Lecture, Environmental Humanities Symposium, Appalachia State University, April 4, 2014.
“You Are Toxic. You Are Not a Toxin.,” Invited speaker at Samuel L. Becker Memorial Conference: Interesting Questions in Health, Social Change, and Technology. Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, February 28, 2014.

“Teaching Sustainability at IU,” Facilitator. Workshop for Faculty, April 29, 2014.

“Rhetoric & Methods,” Midwest Winter Workshop, University of Illinois, January 2014.

“When Toxic Pollution, Public Health, and Ourselves Unborn Collide,” NCA Convention, Washington, DC, November 22, 2013.

“Rhetorical Studies of Health, Science, and Medicine Roundtable,” NCA Convention, Washington, DC, November 22, 2013.

“Communication Activism, Social Justice, and the Politics of Professionalization (Invited Panel by Research Board),” NCA Convention, Washington, DC, November 23, 2013.

“What is the Value of a Public University?,” Teach-in. Free University Days, IU,
April 12, 2013.

“‘In Vivo’: Kids, Chemical Safety, and the Limits of the Posthuman,” Josephine Jones Lecture, Department of Communication Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder, February 4, 2013.

“Before the Cradle and After the Grave: When Toxic Bodies Become Ordinary,” Plenary Speaker at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Association of Cultural Studies (ACS), Grand amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France, July 5, 2012.


Professor Pezzullo publishes and teaches in several areas, including:
• Environmental Communication • Environmental Justice Studies •
• Tourist Studies •
Social Movements • Feminism/Gender Studies •
• Rhetoric •
Performance/Ethnography • Cultural Studies •


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Toxic Tourism:
Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution,
and Environmental Justice.

Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2007. (Paperback printing: 2009.)
• Jane Jacobs Book Award,
Urban Communication Foundation
• James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric/Public Address,
National Communication Association
• Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication, NCA
• Book of the Year Award,
Critical and Cultural Studies Division, NCA


Pezzullo, Phaedra C., Ed.
Cultural Studies and
the Environment, Revisited.

London: Routledge, 2010.
(previously published as
a Special Issue of Cultural Studies,
May 2008.)

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere, 4th Edition. With Robert Cox. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, forthcoming 2015.


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to download a free PDF of the Intro)

Environmental Justice and Environmentalism:
The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement.
Ronald Sandler and
Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Eds. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007. (2nd Printing: 2008.)


Stephen Olbrys Gencarella and Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Eds.
Readings on
Rhetoric and Performance.

State College, Pennsylvania:
Strata Publishing, Inc., 2010.


Website last updated: 2014.

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