About Constance Gordon
At SF State Since:
Constance Gordon is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Her interdisciplinary research interests traverse the subfields of environmental communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, and cultural studies where she explores the ways in which power and resistance are organized in spaces undergoing economic and ecological transformation. Drawing on critical ethnographic practices and rhetorical field methods, she analyzes how marginalized voices are included (or not) in efforts to remake place for the environmentally privileged. Her most recent work engages the tensions and possibilities of organizing for food justice in gentrifying cities as well as land- and place-based advocacy. Constance received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder where she also earned graduate certificates in Development Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her most recent co-authored publication entitled, “Reform, Justice, and Sovereignty: A Food Systems Agenda for Environmental Communication,” can be found in Environmental Communication. Constance has taught classes that explore organizational communication, leadership communication, rhetoric of campaigns and social movements, and the relationship between discourse, culture, and identity.