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Carrie Clower

Graduate Student

Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

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Carrie is a second year doctoral student in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, an AgBioFEWS Fellow through the National Science Foundation and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and secretary of the CRDM Student Association. Her primary interest is in quantitative science communication, and she researches public perceptions of scientific topics. Her previous work focused on climate change, and her current projects involve genetic modification of crops and animals, GMO labeling, and severe weather warning systems.

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Clower, C. Aerial images of the Haitian-Dominican border: A postcolonial rhetorical dichotomization of the Hispaniolan nations. Paper to be presented virtually at the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, 2021.

Clower, C. Social amplification and attenuation of COVID-19 risk: The case of Twitter in the United States. Paper presented virtually at the Society for Risk Analysis, 2020.

Clower, C. Relational effects‚ residuality‚ and reemergence: Tornado Sirens and weather radios as ’zombie media’ technologies. Paper presented virtually at the National Communication Association, 2020.

Clower, C. Exploring climate change as a rhetorical situation: Understanding and overcoming cultural and epistemic issues in doing so. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018.

Clower, C. “It’s the [toxicity of pervasive humanism], stupid”: Using posthumanism as a theoretical guide to climate change mitigation efforts. Paper presented at the Post-Human Network Conference, Tempe, AZ, 2018.

Clower, C. Complicating intercultural communication: Denied self-determination and environmental racism in Mossville, Louisiana. Paper presented at the Alabama Communication Association, Birmingham, AL, 2017.


B.A. Political Science The University of Alabama 2017

BAC Communication Studies The University of Alabama 2017

M.A. Communication Studies The University of Alabama 2018