Emily Crosby

Emily Deering Crosby is a rhetorical critic of popular culture with research concentrations in intersectional feminist criticism, critical theory, digital studies, and visual rhetoric. Her recent projects and publications are focused on sport culture and controversy, women in 1960’s country music, and negotiations of identity in digital spaces. Her book project, based on her dissertation, explores the rhetorical strategies employed by country music stars Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Bobbie Gentry, and Loretta Lynn during the “second wave” of feminism, as means to temper radical sentiment and construct palatable personae amidst conservative gatekeepers.

Dr. Crosby teaches courses in rhetorical criticism, communication, and digital studies.

B.A. Allegheny College, M.A. Indiana University (IUPUI), Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. UMW Directory Profile.