"CRIPPING ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION: A REVIEW OF ECO-ABLEISM, ECO-NORMATIVITY, AND CLIMATE JUSTICE FUTURITIES"
The field of environmental communication has yet to integrate disability or ableism as a primary area of research or intersectional investment. The ableist silences and disability slights are notable, however. This review essay provides a working definition of eco-ableism, including a summary of disability imagined through medical and social models. Then, the authors reflect on the role of voice as a method. Next, the essay synthesizes existing interdisciplinary literature to establish three broad trajectories of environmental communication research: (1) ecoableism in wilderness and outdoor recreation; (2) eco-normativities in public health discourses; and (3) climate justice futurism as public advocacy.
E Cram, Martin P. Law, Phaedra C. Pezzullo (2022). "Cripping Environmental Communication: A Review of Eco-Ableism, Eco-Normativity, and Climate Justice Futurities." Environmental Communication 16:1, 851-863.
"FIELD NOTES FROM COVID TIME: TEACHING NORMATE BURNOUT CULTURE THROUGH ENERGY, DISABILITY, AND RACE"
This essay reflects on the process of teaching a senior capstone, "Burnout, Productivity, and Care" during the COVID-19 global pandemic, in turn combining disability studies, rhetorics of race, embodiment & energy humanities to reconceptualize discourses of burnout & resilience.
"QUEER GEOGRAPHIES AND THE RHETORIC OF ORIENTATION"
This review essay develops the need for rhetorical studies scholarship to work across queer rhetoric and environmental communication, highlighting how queer geographies implicate the situatedness of rhetoric.
“Queer Geographies and the Rhetoric of Orientation,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 105:1 (2019): 98-115.
GUEST EDITOR, "QUEER TRANS CULTURE AND INVENTION BEYOND VISIBILITY: EXPERIENCING CASSILS"
The essays in this forum examine various works created by Cassils, an artist who combines multiple methods of performance to critique visibility and anti-trans violence.
Forum includes: QED: A Journal in Queer World-Making, 6.1 (2019): 72-130. “Introduction: Prelude to an Encounter,” 72-78.
E Cram and Cassils, Queer Conversations. “Cassils: On Violence, Witnessing, and the Making of Trans Worlds,” QED: A Journal in Queer World-Making 6.1 (2019): 117-130.
“Feeling a Monumental Midwest: Reflections from Monument Push,” QED: A Journal in Queer World-Making 6.1 (2019): 79-86.
"ARCHIVAL AMBIENCE AND SENSORY MEMORY: GENERATING QUEER INTIMACIES IN THE SETTLER COLONIAL ARCHIVE"
This essay develops the framework of "archival ambiance" for rhetorical and critical communication studies, creating a theory of invention that draws from the medium of the body, sensation, and archival stories.
“Archival Ambience and Sensory Memory: Generating Queer Intimacies in the Settler Colonial Archive,” Critical Communication/Cultural Studies 13: (2016): 109-129. [Lead Essay]
"(DIS)LOCATING QUEER CITIZENSHIP: IMAGINING RURALITY IN MATTHEW SHEPARD'S MEMORY"
A chapter from the collection, Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Rural Queer Studies. This book chapter examines the photographic archive of Matthew Shepard, drawing attention to how photojournalists mobilized "metronormative optics," consequentially shaping the public discussion of his murder.
“(Dis)locating Queer Citizenship: Imaging Rurality in Matthew Shepard’s Memory,” Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Queer Studies, ed. Mary L. Gray, Colin Johnson and Brian Gilley (New York: New York University Press, 2016), 267-289.