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School of Communication

Hannah Rockwell


Hannah Rockwell, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Dean, Professor
Office #: School of Communication 237
Phone: 312.915.6847
E-mail: hrockwe@luc.edu

Professor Hannah Rockwell is Associate Dean of the School of Communication.  Dr. Rockwell has served as Undergraduate Program Director, a Center for Ethics Fellow and Director of Peace Studies.  Her Loyola affiliations include Women’s Studies, EVOKE, Student Leadership programs, the Center for Experiential Learning and the Graduate School. She has been recognized as an outstanding woman leader by Loyola’s Gannon Scholars and her biography is included in Notable American Women: 2000-2006.Her area of expertise is philosophy of dialogue. She teaches courses in communication theory and methods, including Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Contemporary Culture, Critical Ethnography and Gender Studies.  Her Ph.D. in Communication earned recognition for early scholarship from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender. Since then, her work in discourse studes has been published nationally and internationally.

Rockwell's book, The Life of Voices: Bodies, Subjects and Dialogue, Routledge, was released in April 2011. 

Rockwell recently participated in engaged scholar trips to several cities and villages in Mexico and in and around Accra, Ghana.  Her contributions to the discipline of communication include serving on editorial boards for Communication StudiesInternational Journal of the Humanities, Oxford University Press and deploying students to teach in under-served migrant communities while emphasizing the historical conditions that shape human lives.Her research in discourse studies aims to develop practical frameworks for understnding relationships among language practices, human relations and social identity formation.

Rockwell’s guilty pleasure is reading true crime stories, and one of her favorite sayings is, “she who laughs lasts.”                      


School of Communication · 820 N. Michigan Ave
Water Tower Campus · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6548 · Fax: 312.915.6955
E-mail: LoyolaSOC@luc.edu

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