Department of Communication
Phone: (210) 458-6791
Office: MB 2.248Q
Research area: Interpersonal and Small Group Communication, Identity
Dr. Karen L. Daas received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and her M.A. in Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned her Ph.D. in communication with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Culture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Dr. Daas uses qualitative and critical methods to examine communication and its intersections with identity and popular culture. Her research tends to focus on areas of contested identity such as lesbian motherhood. She has also conducted research related to health issues and family. She has presented her findings at numerous national and regional conferences.
Her research appears in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, The Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, and Western Journal of Communication. She has also developed outreach materials for educators of children from same-sex families and co-authored an invited chapter for a reader on family communication.
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