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Department ofCommunication

Stephenson Brooks Whitestone

Stephenson Brooks Whitestone
Stephenson Brooks Whitestone
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

B.S., Marketing; University of Massachusetts, 1982

M.S., TV, Radio and Film; Syracuse University, 1985

Ph.D., Communication; University of California, Santa Barbara, (forthcoming 2022)

As a former screenwriter and advertising copywriter, Stephenson Brooks Whitestone brings a very broad and varied background to her position as an instructor in the Department of Communication at SCU. While attending the doctoral program in Communication at UC Santa Barbara, Stephenson was twice recognized for teaching excellence in the instruction of courses such as Gender and Communication and Communication Theories. Her research explores the phenomenon through which families use communicative constructs (such as funerals, gravestones, and obituaries) to de-transition their transgender loved ones after death. As her research expands, she hopes to bring attention to the many ways that agents associated with the dominant culture become empowered to enact the identities of marginalized people after they die.

  • Public Speaking (COMM 2)
  • Introduction to Communication Research (COMM 4)
  • Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies (WGST 51)