Bobbi Van Gilder, PhD
Assistant Professor, Communication, Journalism & MediaSend a Message
- Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
- M.A., California State University, Long Beach
- B.A., California State University, Long Beach
My research interests include intercultural communication, intergroup communication, and gender and sexuality studies, with particular emphases on identity, difference, and disparities. Specific lines of inquiry I have explored include: (a) discourses of diversity, difference, and marginality (e.g., whiteness, heteronormativity), (b) identity negotiation and identity management, and (c) social identity and intergroup relations (e.g., ethnic identification, social prejudice, racial discrimination).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Van Gilder, B. J. (2019). Sexual orientation stigmatization and identity work for gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the U.S. military. Journal of Homosexuality, 66(14), 1949-1973. doi:10.1080/00918369.2018.1522812 [Lead Article]
Van Gilder, B. J. (2019). Femininity as perceived threat to military effectiveness: How military service members reinforce hegemonic masculinity in talk. Western Journal of Communication, 83(2), 151-171. doi:10.1080/10570314.2018.1502892 [*Nominated for the 2018-2019 Outstanding Article Award for NCA’s Organization Communication Division]
Van Gilder, B. J., & Ault, M. K. (2018). Disrupting dominant discourses of the idealized nuclear family: A study of plural families in Centennial Park, Arizona. Journal of Communication and Religion, 41(4), 77-96.
Van Gilder, B. J. (2017). Coping with sexual identity stigma in the U.S. Military: An examination of identity management practices prior to and after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Identity, 17(3), 156-175. doi:10.1080/15283488.2017.1340162
Van Gilder, B. J. & Jackson, R. (2017). The Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment: A dialogic analysis of equal opportunity discourse in Oklahoma. The Howard Journal of Communications, 28(4), 356-373. doi:10.1080/10646175.2017.1300966
Abdi, S., & Van Gilder, B. (2016). Cultural (in)visibility and identity dissonance: Queer Iranian-American women and their negotiation of existence. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 9(1), 69-86. doi:10.1080/17513057.2016.1120850
Ault, M., & Van Gilder, B. (2015). Polygamy in the United States: How marginalized religious communities cope with stigmatizing discourses surrounding plural marriage. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 44(4), 307-328. doi:10.1080/17475759.2015.1048702
Van Gilder, B., & Abdi, S. (2014). Identity management and the fostering of network ignorance: Accounts of queer Iranian women in the U.S. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 43(2), 151-170. doi:10.1080/17475759.2014.892895
Gilder, B. (2016). The nature of prejudice: Origins, consequences, and the case of Trayvon Martin. In S.K. Camara, & D.K. Drummond (Eds.) Communicating prejudice: An appreciative inquiry approach (pp. 173-190). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishing, Inc.
Van Gilder, B. & Massey, Z. (2016). Islamophobic discourse and interethnic conflict: The influence of news media coverage of ISIS on identity processes and intergroup attitudes. In S. Gibson, & A. L. Lando (Eds.) Impact of Communication and the Media on Ethnic Conflict (pp. 147-161). Hershey, PA: IGI-Global