Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Public Culture in the Dept of Communication & Culture
Adjunct Professor
of Cultural Studies & American Studies

Faculty Ally,Kinsey Institute, PACE (Political and Civic Engagement Program) & Integrated Program in the Environment

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)

Graduate Teaching


Environmental Communication
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2012-2013 Lectures & Events

“Touring Toxics Online: Virtual Banality, Environmental Injustice, and Humanity On the Line,” Keynote Lecture, Environmental Humanities Symposium, Appalachia State University, April 4, 2014 (forthcoming).

“On the Posthuman and Pollution,” Invited speaker at Samuel L. Becker Conference. Department of Communication Studies, University of Iowa, February 28, 2014 (forthcoming).

“Touring Toxics: Tactics of Dissent from Human Sacrifice Zones to Everyday Life,” American Studies Association Convention, Washington, DC, November 2013 (forthcoming).

“When Toxic Pollution, Public Health, and Ourselves Unborn Collide,” National Communication Association (NCA) Convention, Washington, DC, November 2013 (forthcoming).

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

“‘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.



Prof. Pezzullo is publishing the following in 2012-2013:

Pezzullo, Phaedra C. (2012). “What Gets Buried In A Small Town: Toxic E-Waste and Democratic Frictions in the Crossroads of America.” In Stephanie Foote and Elizabeth Mazzolini (Eds.), Histories of the Dust Heap: Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice. Cambridge: MIT Press. 119-146.

Pezzullo, Phaedra C. “Deterritorializing,” Text and Performance Quarterly.

Pezzullo, Phaedra C. “There is No Planet B: Questions During a Power Shift,” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.

Books include...

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

(University of Alabama Press, 2007)
The Winans/Wichelns Memorial Award Winner for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric/Public Address * the Critical & Cultural Studies Book of the Year
* the Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication

went into s
econd printing in summer 2009 in paperback

Environmental Justice and Environmentalism:
The Social Justice Challenge to
the Environmental Movement
co-edited with Ronald Sandler
(MIT Press, 2007) 

went into its second printing in April 2009

(click on image for a preview of the Table of Contents,
back cover endorsements, and purchasing information)

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

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