Santa Clara University

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Phone: 408-551-7056
Room number: Arts & Sciences 212
Courses taught:
Feminist Methods (COMM 111G), Qualitative Methods (COMM 111), Communication & Gender (COMM 108A), Gender, Health, & Sexuality (COMM 106A), Vocation & Gender (COMM 101A), Senior Thesis (COMM 112), topics including Gender & Family Communication

Dr. Laura L. Ellingson

Professor/Director of Women's & Gender Studies

B.A. in English, University of Vermont, 1991

M.A. in Writing, University of New Hampshire, 1992

M.A. in Communication, Northern Illinois University, 1997

Ph.D. in Communication, University of South Florida, 2001

Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of South Florida, 2001

Laura Ellingson's research focuses on gender in extended families, feminist and qualitative methodologies, and interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork in health care organizations.She also publishes extensively in the field of qualitative methodology, on topics such as ethnography, embodiment, and envisioning a continuum approach to social science methodologies. Laura is author of Communicating in the Clinic:  Negotiating Frontstage and Backstage Teamwork (2005, Hampton) and Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research (2009, Sage), and co-author with Patty Sotirin of Aunting: Cultural Practices that Sustain Family and Community Life (2010, Baylor University Press) and Where the Aunts Are: Family, Feminism, and Kinship in Popular Culture (2013, Baylor University Press). She teaches courses in feminist and qualitative methods, and gendered communication as it intersects with health, sexuality, and family.
 

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