Emma Frances Bloomfield, PhD

Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I graduated from the University of Southern California with a PhD in Communication, focus in Rhetoric, Politics, and Publics. I am a rhetorician interested in scientific controversies and environmental communication, specifically involving identity, ideologies, and storytelling. My work has explored the intersections of science and religion, the environment and economics, the technical and public spheres, and public memory and identity.

In my research, I ask: 1) how do people use language and symbols to create identities, discipline in-groups and out-groups, and make sense of their relationship to one another and the environment? 2) how do different symbol systems and ideologies (e.g., religion, science, politics, and economics) influence how we use language on topics of public and technical importance? 3) how can theoretical insights into environmental and scientific rhetoric apply to daily communication practices and inform strategies for produtctive public communication?

I can be reached at emma.bloomfield@unlv.edu and I am happy to answer questions, brainstorm project ideas, and find new partners in research. Please feel free to look at the other pages on this site to learn more about my current research initiatives, read my current CV, and access some of my publications.

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