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Carrie Clower

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

Carrie is a second year doctoral student in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, an AgBioFEWS Fellow through the National Science Foundation and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and secretary of the CRDM Student Association. Her primary interest is in quantitative science communication, and she researches public perceptions of scientific topics. Her previous work focused on climate change, and her current projects involve genetic modification of crops and animals, GMO labeling, and severe weather warning systems.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Presentations

Clower, C. & Binder, A. Social amplification and attenuation of COVID-19 risk: The case of Twitter in the United States. Paper to be presented virtually at the Society for Risk Analysis, 2020.

Clower, C. Relational effects‚ residuality‚ and reemergence: Tornado Sirens and weather radios as ’zombie media’ technologies. Paper to be presented virtually at the National Communication Association, 2020.

Clower, C. Aerial images of the Haitian-Dominican border: A postcolonial rhetorical dichotomization of the Hispaniolan nations. Paper accepted to and intended for presentation at the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, Chapel Hill, NC, 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19

Clower, C. Exploring climate change as a rhetorical situation: Understanding and overcoming cultural and epistemic issues in doing so. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.

Clower, C. “It’s the [toxicity of pervasive humanism], stupid”: Using posthumanism as a theoretical guide to climate change mitigation efforts. Paper presented at the Post-Human Network Conference, Tempe, AZ, 2018.

Clower, C. Complicating intercultural communication: Denied self-determination and environmental racism in Mossville, Louisiana. Paper presented at the Alabama Communication Association, Birmingham, AL, 2017.

Education

> M.A. in Communication Studies from The University of Alabama, 2018

> B.A. in Political Science from The University of Alabama, 2017
> B.A.C. in Communication Studies from The University of Alabama, 2017