boser [at] usc [dot] edu
Beth Boser is a Doctoral Candidate and Walter Fisher Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her research interests include social change rhetoric, feminist and cultural theory, and contemporary political communication. Her dissertation examines the rhetorical nature of childbirth, and traces controversy surrounding the practice and space of birth over the past century. Other ongoing and past projects center on women in politics, conservative social movements, campaign rhetoric, and political speech in South Africa. Beth holds a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and an M.A. from California State University, Long Beach, both in Communication Studies. During her Master's program, she received the Outstanding Graduate Scholar and Distinguished M.A. in Communication awards. She has a range of teaching experience, having taught or assisted with a variety of courses in the areas of rhetoric, argumentation, gender, media, interpersonal, and small group communication.