Lisa Corrigan

Lisa Corrigan


(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5272

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Dr. Lisa M. Corrigan is a Professor of Communication, Director of the Gender Studies Program, and Affiliate Faculty in both African & African American Studies and Latin American Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She is a feminist rhetorical scholar who researches and teaches in the areas of social movement studies, the Black Power and civil rights movement, prison studies, feminist studies, the Cold War, and the history of public address. 

Social movements; prison studies; affect theory; feminist theory; the Cuban Revolution; Cold War rhetoric

Rhetoric of Social Movements; Argumentation; Rhetorical Criticism; Rhetorical Theory; Gender and Communication; American Public Address; Introduction to Gender Studies; Gender, Race & Power; Feminist Texts and Theories; Rhetoric of American Women.

B.A. University of Pittsburgh (Communication and English Literature)

M.A., University of Maryland, College Park (Rhetoric and Political Communication)

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (Rhetoric and Political Communication; doctoral certificate in Women's Studies)

Her writings and reviews have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Communicaiton & Critical/Cultural Studies, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Women & Language, Communication Quarterly, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, The Journal of Post-Colonial Writing, IntertextsQED: A Journal in Queer Worldmaking, and Review of Communication.

Her first book, Prison Power: How Prison Politics Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation (University Press of Mississippi, 2016), was the recipient of the 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the 2017 African American Communication and Culture Division Outstanding Book Award, both from the National Communication Association.

Her second book is titled, Black Feelings: Race and Affect in the Long Sixties (University Press of Mississippi, 2020).

Finally, she co-hosts a popular podcast with Laura Weiderhaft called Lean Back: Critical Feminist Conversations.

She is currently working on a book about political intimacies.



She is the recipient of the: 2018 John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award, awarded by the Southern States Communication Association; the 2018 Office of Nationally Competitive Awards Faculty Gold Medal; 2018 Provost’s Faculty Collaboration Research Grant; 2018 Humanities Seed Grant; 2016 Faculty Mentor of the Year by the Graduate Student Congress; 2012 Fulbright College Expanded Summer Research Grant; 2012 Fulbright College Incentive Grant; 2008 Fulbright College Office of Diversity Course Development Grant.

She is a co-founder of the journal Rhetoric, Politics & Culture (Michigan State University; 2020).