About Constance Gordon


(415) 405-2116


Assistant Professor


Communication StudiesCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

Spring 2021 Zoom Office/Student Hours: Wed 12-2pm.


At SF State Since:



Constance Gordon is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Her research broadly addresses the ecological and cultural politics of dispossession in gentrifying cities. She is especially interested in how communication shapes our environmental imaginaries and how to cultivate more just and sustainable futures. Research in this area has included work on food systems communication, intersectional food justice, encampment sweeps and urban informality, labor ecologies and movements, as well as place-based community organizing. Always thinking across disciplines she frequently engages conversations in environmental communication and cultural studies, organizational communication and critical rhetorical studies, food studies, critical geography, and social movements.


Constance holds both a Ph.D. and MA in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder where she also earned Graduate Certificates in Development Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. She holds a Bachelors from San Francisco State University in International Relations. 


Recent Publications

Gordon, C. & Byron, K. (2021). Sweeping the city: Infrastructure, informality, and the politics of maintenance. Cultural Studies. Advanced online publication: https://doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2021.1895253

Gordon, C., Pezzullo, P. C., & Gabrieloff-Parish, M. (2021). Food justice advocacy tours: Remapping rooted, regenerative relationships through Denver’s planting just seeds. In N. Crick (Ed.), The Rhetoric of Social Movements: Networks, Power, and New Media. Routledge. 

McGreavy, B., Kelley, S., Ludden, J., Card, D., Cogbill-Seiders, E., Derek, I., Gordon, C., Haynal, K., Krzus-Shaw, K. Parks, M. M., Petts, A., Ross, D. G., Walker, K. (2020). "No(t) camping": Engaging the intersections of housing, transportation, and environmental justice through critical praxis. Review of Communication, 20(2), 119-127.

Gordon, C. & Hunt, K. P. (2019). Reform, justice, and sovereignty: A food systems agenda for environmental communication. Environmental Communication, 13(1), 9-22.


Courses Taught at San Francisco State University 


COMM 744: Seminar in Environmental Communication

COMM 899: Directed Readings

COMM 760: Seminar in Organizational Communication 


COMM 572: Rhetoric of Ecology 

COMM 348GW: Writing About Environmental Rhetoric

COMM 522: Organizational Communication 

COMM 537: Leadership Communication

COMM 670: Seminar in Communication Studies