Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student
  • Concentration:

    • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism, Public Address, CRT, Social Movements
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies



Hi, y’all! My name is Shelby R. Crow (she/her/hers pronouns). I am originally from Fort Worth, Texas, if the apparent use of “y’all” did not give it away. I received a B.S. and M.S. in Communication Studies and clearly loved it so much that I am now pursuing a Ph.D. here at CSU. My research primarily focuses on how marginalized social activists craft their rhetoric to appeal to hegemonic groups, many of whom are white folks. My thesis examined the Silent Protest Parade of 1917 and argued that protesters used religious rhetoric as a form of resistance towards governmental leaders and former President Woodrow Wilson. Other topics that interest me are the material and discursive understandings of the US-Mexico border, anti-immigration rhetoric, characteristics of intensive mothering – particularly among Black mothers, and whiteness.  I am currently teaching two sections of Public Speaking and love it thus far. Apart from my academic identity, you will find me playing frisbee with my corgi, Ellie. Well – that’s all for now! Happy to be here.☺