Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Position title: Professor, English 201 Program Director


6183 Helen C. White Hall

Rhetorical theory; freshwater science and management; feminist science studies; community based learning; field methods; science writing; environmental justice; animal studies
Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.A., University of Iowa

Selected Publications

  • Druschke, C. G., and Booth, E. G. (2019). “Lessons from the Driftless Area: The Importance of Human Dimensions Research for Stream Restoration and Fisheries Management.” Multispecies and Watershed Approaches to Freshwater Fish Conservation, Dauwalter, D. C., Birdsong, T. W., Garrett, G. P., eds. Bethesda: American Fisheries Society.
  • Druschke, C. G., Booth, E. G., Lundberg, E.* (2019). “Q-Rhetoric as Controlled Equivocation: Revising ‘the Scientific Study of Subjectivity’ for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 28(2): 137-151.
  • Druschke, C. G. (2019). “A Trophic Future for Rhetorical Ecologies.” Enculturation. Issue 28.
  • Druschke, C.G., & Rai, C. (2018). “Making Worlds with Cyborg Fish.” Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life: Ecological Approaches, B. McGreavy, G. McHendry, S. Senda-Cook, and J. Wells, eds. London: Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication.
  • Druschke, C.G., Lundberg, E., Drapier, L., & Hychka, K. C. (2017). “Centring Fish Agency in Coastal Dam Removal and River Restoration.” Water Alternatives, 10(3): 493-512.
  • Druschke, C.G., Reynolds, N, Morton-Aiken, J., Lofgren, I., Karraker, N. E., & McWilliams, S. R. (2017). “Better Science Through Rhetoric: A New Model and Pilot Program for Training Graduate Student Science Writers.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 26(4).
  • Druschke, C.G., & McGreavy, B. (2016). “Why Rhetoric Matters for Ecology.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14(1), 46-52.
  • Druschke, C.G. (2013). “Watershed as Common-Place: Communicating for Conservation at the Watershed Scale.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 7(1), 80-96.

Recent Books

  • Druschke (Co-editor), Caroline Gottschalk. Field Rhetoric: Ethnography, Ecology, and Engagement in the Places of Persuasion. The University of Alabama Press, 2018. Print.

    A survey of the innovative scholarship emerging at the intersections of rhetoric, and fieldwork

    A variety of research areas within rhetorical studies—including everyday and public rhetorics, space and place-based work, material and ecological approaches, environmental communication, technical communication, and critical and participatory action research, among others—have increasingly called for ethnographic fieldwork that grounds the study of rhetoric within the contexts of its use and circulation. Employing field methods more commonly used by ethnographers allows researchers to capture rhetoric in action and to observe the dynamic circumstances that shape persuasion in ordinary life.

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