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Beth Boser

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Public Communication and Advocacy, Media Studies, Gender and Feminism

Current courses at UWL

CST 419: Media & Identity

CST 499: Senior Project



Ph.D. University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

M.A. California State University, Long Beach

B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College


Teaching history

CST 412: Community Advocacy and Social Change

CST 271: Media and Society

CST 419: Media & Identity

CST 190: Introduction to Communication Studies

CST 415: Advanced Topics in Public Communication and Advocacy -- Discourses of Resistance and Reconciliation (Study Abroad in Cape Town, South Africa)

CST 211: Communication and Civic Engagement

CST 315: Communication Criticism

CST 499: Senior Project in Communication Studies

CST 230: Interpersonal Communication

CST 110: Communicating Effectively

Previous Institutions: Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetorical Theory, Reproduction and Social Change, Communication Theory, Introduction to Communication Studies, Gender and Media, Communication and Culture, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Public Speaking.

Research and publishing

Lake, R. A., Bloomfield, E. F., Boser, B. L., Hardin, A., & Pickering, B. A. (2022). "Spanning the abyss": Graduate student steps and tasks. In B. W. Bach, D. O. Braithwaite, & S. Ganesh (Eds.). By Degrees: Resilience, Relationships, and Success in Communication Graduate Studies. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Boser, B. L. (2020). Defining “birth rape”: Networked argument resources for mothers’ advocacy. In C. Winkler (Ed.). Networking Argument. New York, NY: Routledge.

Boser, B. L. (2020). “Overcoming postpartum depression”: Pathologizing motherhood in self-help discourse. In E. Frost and M. Eble (Eds.), Interrogating Gendered Pathologies. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

Boser, B. L. & Anderson, R. B. (2018). America, meet your new dad: Tim Kaine and subordinate masculinity. In C. Kray, T. Carroll, & H. Mandell (Eds.). Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (88-103). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Boser, B. L. (2018). Recovering trust: Mothers’ anti-vax to pro-vax conversions. In R. Lake (Ed.). Recovering Argument (138-43). New York, NY: Routledge.

Boser, B. L. (2016). “I forgot how it was to be normal”: Decompensating the binary of good/bad motherhood. In S. Hayden and H. Hundley (Eds.), Mediated Moms: Contemporary Challenges to the Motherhood Myth (161-81). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Boser, B. L. & Lake, R. A. (2014). “Enduring” incivility: Sarah Palin and the Tucson tragedy. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 17, 619-52.



Beth Boser, Communication Studies, co-authored the chapter "America, meet your new dad: Time Kaine and subordinate masculinity" in "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 Presidential Election" published on Sept. 1, 2018 by University of Rochester Press.

Submitted on: Oct. 8, 2018



Beth Boser, Communication Studies, authored the chapter "Recovering trust: Mothers’ anti-vax to pro-vax conversions. " in Recovering Argument published on Sept. 1, 2018 by Rutledge.

Submitted on: Sept. 25, 2018