About Constance Gordon
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.
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