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Angela Gist-Mackey

Assistant Professor
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Angela N. Gist-Mackey (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas with an expertise in organizational communication. She is an interpretive critical scholar that largely researches issues of social mobility and power. Her program of research frequently combines three areas of interest: social class, social identity, and organizational culture. She has published research that analyzed the experiences of the unemployed across social class groups while they managed joblessness through organizational memberships. She also examined the identity work and negotiation of individuals’ experiences as they cope with social mobility and/or stigma. Some of her recent scholarship looks at the communication of First-Generation College Students. Her scholarship has been published in outlets such as Organization Studies, Communication Education, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication, and Oxford Bibliographies Online among others. Dr. Gist-Mackey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational communication about topics including social identity and stigma, organizational culture, and qualitative methodology.

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