Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

2017, Ph.D., Communication Arts and Sciences (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor), The Pennsylvania State University (Committee:   Dr. Stephen Browne, Chair, Dr. Michele Kennerly, Dr. Kirt Wilson, and Dr. Michelle Rodino-Colocino, College of Communication & WGSS)
Dissertation: “The Blueprint and the Mirror: Richard Nixon’s Presidential Rhetoric and American Masculinity”

2014, M.A., Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University (Committee: Dr. Kirt Wilson, Chair, Dr. Stephen Browne, and Dr. Rosa Eberly)
Thesis: “Presidential Imaginaries: Narrative, Phantasia, and the Historical U.S. President in Fictional Film”

2011, B.A., Communication (History Minor), The College of Wooster, summa cum laude (Advisor Dr. Denise Bostdorff and thesis second reader Dr. Ahmet Atay)
Undergraduate Thesis:  “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Gender: A Rhetorical Exploration of Variant Masculinities in the Harry Potter Series”
Undergraduate Junior Thesis:  “Feminism Can Bite Me: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of the Twilight Series’ Bella Swan”

 

PUBLICATIONS and Works in Progress

Book Chapters – Refereed

Camacci, Lauren R. “Frisky Risky Firewhisky: The Complicated Role of Alcohol.” Inside the World of Harry Potter. Edited by Christopher E. Bell. 76-91. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.

—. “The Prisoner of Gender: Masculinity in the Potter Books.” In Wizards vs. Muggles: Essays on Identity and the Harry Potter Universe. Edited by Christopher E. Bell. 27-48. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.


Book Chapters – Invited

—. “The Face of Evil: Physiognomy in Potter.” In Open at the Close: Literary Essays on Harry Potter. Edited by Cecelia Konchar-Farr. Under review at University of Illinois Press.

—. The Multi-Gaze Perspective in Harry Potter.” In The Rhetorical Power of Children’s Literature. Edited by John Saunders. 149-171. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.


Open-Source Publications – Refereed

—. “The Five-Part Division of Harry Potter Canon.” In Media Res 10 November 2016, https://bit.ly/2q8IxJh.


Works in Progress

Camacci, Lauren R. “Crisis of Representation: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Lincoln in the Bardo.” In progress (intended for Rhetoric & Public Affairs).

—. “The Presidential Absurd.” In progress (intended for The Journal of Popular Culture).

—. “Lincoln’s Political Religion and Spirituality: The Lyceum Address as Predictive.” In progress.

—. “Mainstream Masculinity in the Final Frontier.” In progress (intended for Rhetoric Society Quarterly).

—. “Warrior Masculinity.” In progress (intended for Women’s Studies in Communication).

Camacci, Lauren R., and Michele J. Kennerly. “Prosōpographia and the Changing Potter Book Covers.” (intended for an edited volume in Harry Potter studies, Fall 2018).

 

PEDAGOGY

2017-2018                Instructor, CAS 175 (two sections of LEAP + one lecture with a TA)
*Penn State’s “Learning Edge Academic Program” (LEAP) allows admitted first-year students to begin their Penn State careers the summer before their first Fall term.

2016-2017      TA, CAS 175 “Persuasion and Propaganda” (Dr. J. Michael Hogan and Dr. Anne Kretsinger-Harries; Interned in 2012 with Dr. Eric Miller)

2016               Intern, CAS 214W “Speechwriting” (Dr. Michele Kennerly)
*Interning is shadowing an instructor, sitting in on all classes, to learn how to teach that course.

2015                Test bank editor (J. Michael Hogan’s Public Speaking and Civic Engagement, 4th ed.)

2015                Instructor, CAS 100C “Message Analysis” (1 section)

2011-pres.      Instructor, CAS 100A “Effective Speech” (19 sections + 8 LEAP courses)

2011                Intern, CAS 100B “Group Communication”

 

COMPETITIVE HONORS AND AWARDS

2017-2018      Department of Communication Arts and Sciences Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

2017                The Kathryn DeBoer Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

2017                Third Prize, The Penn State Graduate School Graduate Exhibition Poster Session, Arts & Humanities Division

2016               Finalist, Penn State Graduate School Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award

2016-2017      Center for Democratic Deliberation Dissertation Fellow

2015-2016      CAS 100 Assistant Director of the Basic Course (Research Assistantship)

2011-2017.     Graduate Assistantship

 

CERTIFICATIONS

2018                 English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC) Certification (“Getting International Students to Talk in Class: Participation Structures that Work”; “How to Grade International Student Writing”; Teaching Public Speaking to Multilingual Students”)

2016                 The Penn State LGBTQA Center “Safer People, Safer Places” Certification (Safe Zone 101, Trans 101, Intersectionality 101, Safe Zone 102)

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Camacci, Lauren R. “Merlin’s Pants!” Paper accepted to the 40th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, 20-23 February 2019.

—. “Mainstream Masculinity in the Final Frontier.” Presented to the Public Address Division of the 103rd Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, 8-11 November 2018.

—. “Male Homosocial Friendships from Page to Screen.” Presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, 8-11 November 2018.

—. “Dehumanizing the Enemy: Physiognomy in Potter.” Presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA., 19-20 October 2018.

—. “Queer Mnemonicide and the Vampire Hunter: A Tale of Two Lincolns.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Popular/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, 4-7 October 2018.

—. “Richard Nixon and Warrior Masculinity.” Paper presented at the Biannual Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 31-June 3, 2018.

—. “Teaching With Potter.” Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 7-10, 2018.

—. “Hagrid: The Fool, The Innocent, The Mentor.” Presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX, 16-19 November 2017.

—. “Preview: Risky, Frisky Firewhisky.” Presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA., 20 October 2017.

Rimland, Emily, and Lauren R. Camacci. “Digital Badges in Classroom Learning.” Paper presented at the Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, State College, PA, 18 March 2017.

 Camacci, Lauren R. “Unpolished Wisdom: Hagrid’s Blue Collar Masculinity.”  Paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, 15-18 February 2017.

—. “The Canon Goes Boom: The Explosion of ‘Canon’ in the Harry Potter Universe.” Paper presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA., 21 October 2016.

—. “‘Lincoln’s Political Religion and Spirituality: The Lyceum Address as Predictive.” Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA, 26-29 May 2016.

—. “Loaded Cannon? Interrogating the Expanding Potter Canon.” Paper Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, 10-13 February 2016.

—.  “‘I’ve Just Seen a Face’: Prosōpographia and the Changing Potter Book Covers.” Paper Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, 11-14 February 2015.

—. “Snitches Before Witches: An Exploration of Variant Masculinities, Male Homosocial Relationships, and Male Sexuality Harry Potter.” Paper Presented at The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Harry Potter Studies Conference at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA. 17 October 2014.

—. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Gender: A Rhetorical Exploration of Variant Masculinities in the Harry Potter Series.” Paper Presented at the 35thAnnual Meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM. 21 February 2014.

 

ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE WORK

Oct. 2018      7th Annual Chestnut Hill College Harry Potter Conference and High School Section, Assistant to the conference organizers, panelist on two panels, and chaired four panels

2018               Reviewer, National Communication Association Conference (Critical Cultural Studies, Feminist & Women’s Studies, and Public Address Divisions)

Feb. 2018       Session Chair, 39th Annual SWPACA Conference, Harry Potter Studies Division

Oct. 2017       6th Annual Chestnut Hill College Harry Potter Conference and High School Section, Assistant to the conference organizers and session chair

Feb. 2017       Session Chair, 38th Annual SWPACA Conference, Harry Potter Studies Division

Oct. 2016       5th Annual Chestnut Hill College Harry Potter Conference and High School Section, Assistant to the conference organizers and session chair for two panels

Sept. 2015      4th Annual Chestnut Hill College Harry Potter Conference, session chair (unable to attend)

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2016-pres.     Member and Secretary, Scholarly Studies of Harry Potter Core Leadership academic group and journal editorial board member (currently in publisher negotiations)

2014-2015      Communication Arts and Sciences Graduate Forum President
*Oversaw office remodeling including the purchase of new office furniture; managed group finances and switched them to online services; organized and ran group meetings.

2011-pres.      Communication Arts and Sciences Welcome Week and Recruitment

2011-pres.      The Civic Engagement Public Speaking Contest
*Quarterfinal and/or Semifinal Judge (‘11-pres.), assistant (‘13/‘14), and Chair (‘15/‘16)

2011-2017      Volunteer, The CAS-sponsored Annual Amanda Kundrat Memorial Blood Drive

 

NON-ACADEMIC SERVICE

2005-pres.     Relay for Life Survivorship Committee, Boardman, OH

2012-2014     American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball, Mahoning Valley

2003-2007    The Junior League of Youngstown Pink Ribbon Tea, Mahoning Valley

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Feb. 2019      “S2 E5: Live from SWPACA Harry Potter Studies Division 2019” The Deconstruction Workers Podcast

Feb. 2019       “S2 E3: What is Rhetoric?” The Deconstruction Workers Podcast

Aug. 2018      “S1 E6: Harry Potter Studies,” The Deconstruction Workers Podcast

Jan. 2018       “1960s Media and its Impact on News, the Arts, and Society” for “The World of 1968” Penn State College of the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Division, prepared and presented with Dr. Kirt Wilson

May 2017       “JK Who? Investigating Authorship in the Harry Potter Canon and Fandom,” DePaul University 2017 POP Culture Conference (also served as panel chair)

April 2017      CAS Colloquium Presents: Center for Democratic Deliberation Fellows

Oct. 2016       “Lesson #56: The Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Conference Wrap-Up,” MuggleNet Academia Podcast

April 2015      “Narrative, Phantasia, and Popular Culture” in CAS 201, Rhetorical Theory

May 2011       The College of Wooster Class of 2011 Commencement Address
*Presentation invited by former College of Wooster president, Grant Cornwell

April 2011      The College of Wooster Senior Research Symposium Presentation (college-wide)

Nov. 2010      The Wooster Communication Department Senior Research-in-Progress Presentation (first-prize winner)

 

EMPLOYMENT

2019-pres.     Inedo, Berea, OH (copy writer/editor)

2019-pres.     CACTUS Communications, Princeton, NJ (U.S. location; editor, freelance)

2015-pres.     The Pioneer Trails Tree Farm, Poland, OH (Website copy editor and consultant, freelance)

2016               45Press, Youngstown, OH (Website copy editor, freelance)

 

WORKSHOPS

Jun. 2013       Rhetoric Society of America, “Queer Activism,” led by Jeff Bennett and Erin Rand

2013               Graduate Writing Center, “Writing Literature Reviews” and “The Style and Craft of Academic Writing

 

REFERENCES provided upon request.