Liz Barr

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  • Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
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My research focuses on medicalization, activism, and public memory as they relate to HIV and AIDS. I am particularly interested in the histories we tell about AIDS activism and the limits of these narratives. I also work on alternative conceptions of mental illness and how people contest dominant discourses of mental health/illness.

PhD Minor: Science and Technology Studies

Education

  • M.A. Communication Arts: Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2014
  • M.S. Women's and Gender Studies, Towson University, 2011
  • B.A. Gender and Women's Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2009
  • B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies: Art as Activism, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2009

Honors/Awards

  • Top-up Fellowship , Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies - University of Wisconsin Madison , 2015
  • Future Faculty Partner , Teaching Academy - University of Wisconsin, Madison , 2014
  • Top Paper Award: Spiritual Communication Division of the National Communication Association , "Spiritual Narratives and the Icarus Project: Disidentification and Rhetoric of Liberation" , 2014
  • Top Paper Award: Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National Communication Association , "Madness, Brilliance, and Dangerous Gifts: Vernacularity, Agency, and The Icarus Project" , 2013
  • Top Student Paper Award: Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National Communication Association , "Madness, Brilliance, and Dangerous Gifts: Vernacularity, Agency, and The Icarus Project" , 2013
  • Elizabeth Warner Risser Fellowship , Department of Communication Arts - University of Wisconsin, Madison , 2013
  • Public Humanities Exchange (HEX) Grant , University of Wisconsin, Madison , 2013
  • Scholar of the Institute , Institute for Teaching and Research on Women - Towson University , 2011
  • Bridget Murtagh Award , AIDS Clinical Trials Group - Global Community Advisory Board , 2010

Courses

  • UW-Madison, Comm Arts 100: Introduction to Speech Communication
  • UW-Madison, Gender and Women's Studies 103: Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease
  • UW-Madison, Comm Arts 360: Introduction to Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
  • UW-Madison, Comm Arts 370: Great Speakers and Speeches
  • UW-Madison, Comm Arts 472: Rhetoric and Technology
  • Towson University, Women's Studies 333: Women's Words, Women's Lives
  • Towson University, Women's Studies 231: Women in Perspective