Graduate Instructor, PhD Candidate


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Instructor, PhD Candidate
  • Concentration:

    • Rhetoric of Materiality
    • Intersectional Feminist Theory
    • Critical Media Studies
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • M.A. Communication Studies, Texas Tech University
    • B.A. Philosophy, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Hello! My name is Miranda McCreary (she/her/hers) and though technically not born here, I consider Colorado home. I am thrilled to be pursuing a PhD here at CSU, where I have the opportunity to learn from brilliant scholars, teach transformative material in undergraduate courses, and serve as part of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival programming corps leadership team.

My research interests focus on the intersections of rhetoric of materiality, decolonial feminist theory, and critical media studies. In this research, I find intersectional feminist, phenomenological, and critical/cultural theoretical lenses incredibly useful for better understanding not only the entanglements of the rhetorical nature of the material world, power, and embodiment, but also the implications and potential of these interrelated elements for individual and collective existence.


McCreary, M. L. (2024). Spinning outside of our selves: Pole dance, materiality, and embodied existence beyond colonial binaries. Women’s studies in communication, 1–19.

McCreary, M. (2020). Cultural analysis. In B. L. Ott & R. L. Mack, Critical media studies: An introduction (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.