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Bill Kinsella

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Public discourses on issues with scientific/technical dimensions, especially in energy and environmental contexts
  • Interactions among policy makers, regulatory agencies, technical communities, and public stakeholder communities
  • Knowledge production across disciplinary, institutional, social, and cultural contexts
  • Communication and interdisciplinary collboration in scientific research and technology development settings

Research Summary

My research and teaching address the overlapping areas of organizational communication, environmental communication, rhetoric of science and technology, and rhetoric of public policy, viewed through an interpretive perspective based in critical theory, phenomenology, rhetoric, and discourse studies. My research projects have examined public discourses of environment, energy, technology, and climate change; nuclear energy policy and regulation; and risk analysis and risk communication.  I dir


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