Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Website: Headwaters Lab

Helen C. White Hall, Rm. 6187

Research Interests

Community engaged research and teaching, storytelling, river restoration, flooding, place

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S.W., University of Iowa
  • B.A., University of Iowa

Recent Publications

Gottschalk Druschke, C., Booth, E. G., Lave, R., Widell, S., Lundberg, E., Sellers, B., Stork, P. “Grass vs. Trees: A Proxy Debate for Deeper Anxieties About Competing Stream Worlds.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

Gordon, E., Lave, R., Gottschalk Druschke, C., Widell, S., & Hillis, B. “‘What was the norm is no longer the norm’: Capturing socio-ecological histories of flood resilience in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area through archival news analysis.” Society and Natural Resources.

Itchuaqiyaq, C. U., Druschke, C. G., Cagle, L. E., Bloom-Pojar, R. “To Community with Care: Enacting Positive Barriers to Access as Good Relations.” Special Issue on Access and Accessibility. Hubrig, A., Cedillo, C., eds. Community Literacy Journal.

Druschke, C. G., Higgins, M., Dean, T., Booth, E. G., Lave, R. (2022). “Storying the Floods: Experiments in Feminist Flood Futures.” Special Issue on Women & Water. Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community.

Lundberg, E., Druschke, C. G., Booth, E. G. (2022). “A Q-Method Survey of Stream Restoration Practitioners in the Driftless Area, USA.” River Research and Applications.

Druschke, C. G., Dean, T., Higgins, M., Beaty, M., Henner, L., Higgins, M., Hosemann, R., Meyer, J., Sellers, B., Widell, S., Woser, T. (2022). “Stories from the Flood: Promoting Healing and Fostering Policy Change Through Storytelling, Community Literacy, and Community-based Learning.” Community Literacy Journal.

Druschke, C. G. & Rivers, N. (2022). “Rhetorical Drift.” Special section on Rhetorical New Materialisms edited by Laurie Gries and Jennifer Clary-Lemon. Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Courses Taught

ENGL 245, Bascom Course, “Writing Rivers” (community based learning designated course)

ENGL/ENVST 305, Rhetoric, Science, and Public Engagement, “Critical Approaches to Human and Non-Human River Engineering”

ENGL 703, Research Methods in Rhetoric & Composition Studies, “Community-Based Research” (community based learning designated course)