Intro to Communication
I study organizational communication, with a specific interest in intercultural interactions and language and social interaction. Most recently, my research has focused on the discursive constitution of organizational legitimacy; in other words, how organizations legitimate themselves through discursive techniques, such as naming and labeling practices. I also am interested in the language of every day life, and how we use words to "do things."
Bruscella, J. S. (2016). “The sins of name calling”: Responses to Paula Deen’s use of
ethnophaulisms. Communication Quarterly, 79(1), 116-132.
Bruscella, J. S. (2015). Holiday greeting rituals as expressions of ambivalence and indifference towards social change. Western Journal of Communication, 79(1), 116-132.
Bruscella, J. S. (2015). It’s more than just a name: A theoretical approach to eradicating terrorism through propositions of organizational naming. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 38(9), 759-775.
Personal Hobbies & Interests:
Oklahoma college football
Camping & hiking with my dog, Scout
And not letting the grass grow beneath my feet.