Mick B. Brewer
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ph.D. Communication Studies
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
East Tennessee State University, M.A. Communication Studies
East Tennessee State University, B.S. Mass Communication
Research and Teaching
Dr. Brewer's research focuses on the cultural, mediated, and relational domains of communication processes, paying specific attention to the ways in which communication constitutes—by both challenging or reproducing—power dynamics inherent to social life. Brewer's work examines the ways in which gender, race, class, and other socially constructed and marked identities play out in and become enacted through communication in both everyday relationships and mediated representations in film and television, including, specifically, the horror genre. By combining traditional qualitative research methods, such as narrative interviewing, ethnography, and thematic analysis, with critical theory such as critical race theory, Black feminism, and queer and feminist theory, Dr. Brewer's research and teaching is driven by a politic of equity and a vision of social and cultural transformation. Teaching areas include critical-cultural studies and intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, family communication, race and theatre, women, gender, and sexuality studies, and public speaking and the hybrid communication course, among others.
Dr. Brewer's work has appeared in peer reviewed academic journals such as Sexuality and Culture and Communication, Culture, and Critique, as well as in edited academic volumes on intercultural communication and educational practices.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Brewer's scholarship has won various awards including multiple Top Paper awards at major regional and national conferences, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale John T. Warren award for outstanding graduate research, and excellence in graduate research at East Tennessee State University.
Courses Taught at Lincoln University
• Speech 206 Fundamentals of Speech
• Speech 207 Interpersonal Communication
• Speech 209 Introduction to Theatre