Patty Sotirin

Patty Sotirin


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  • Professor of Communication, Humanities
  • PhD, Purdue University


Dr. Patty Sotirin's research involves critical-interpretive approaches to issues of culture, relationality, gender, and qualitative research methodologies. Her work draws on discursive theories of communication, critical management studies, cultural studies, feminist theories and post-qualitative methodologies. She has published articles in such journals as Text and Performance Quarterly, Women’s Studies in Communication, Qualitative Inquiry, Journal of Research Practice, Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies, and Organization Management Journal.

Research Interests

  • Feminist theories
  • Humanistic qualitative methods
  • Gender and communication in the workplace
  • Family communication
  • Communication and civic life