Marnie Ritchie

Assistant Professor of Communication


Office Location:Ingram Hall - Room 129

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Texas, 2018
  • M.A., Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University, 2013
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Vermont, 2011

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Affect Theory
  • Media Studies

Selected Publications


  • 2021 • Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Award
  • 2021 • PLU Center for Gender Equity Award for Engaged Inquiry
  • 2021 • Surveillance Studies Network Early Career Researcher Award
  • 2019 • Rhetorical Society of America Dissertation Award

Professional Memberships/Organizations

  • National Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • Surveillance Studies Network


Dr. Marnie Ritchie found the study of communication through collegiate debate at the University of Vermont, where she earned a B.A. in Philosophy in 2011. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University in 2013 and a Doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018.

Dr. Ritchie teaches courses about media studies, surveillance, gender, race, and intercultural communication. Her research interests include rhetorical studies, critical/cultural studies, critical surveillance and security studies, affect theory, and media studies. Her research has been published in Surveillance & Society, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Media, War & Conflict, and Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry, among other outlets.

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