Erin Gangstad

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
Office Hours:
  • By appointment
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Erin Gangstad is a PhD student in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her degree concentration is in Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture with a minor in Science and Technology Studies.

Erin's research is focused on written and visual discourses of disease and health. Her Master's Thesis explored visual cultures of medical charity during the early 20th century by analyzing the Christmas Seals sold by the National Tuberculosis Association between 1920 and 1968. Her work has been accepted to numerous national and regional conferences including the National Association of Communication, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Western States Communication Association. In addition to her research, Erin is passionate about teaching and engaging with undergraduate students. In the classroom, she strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces which foster academic integrity and generosity among students.


  • M.A. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019
  • B.A. Civic Communication and Media Studies, Willamette University, 2016


  • CA100 : Introduction to Speech Composition
  • CA260 : Communication and Human Behavior
  • CA372 : Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions
  • CA200 : Introduction to Digital Communication
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