Carrie Anne Platt

 

Assistant Professor of Communication

North Dakota State University 

Fargo, ND 58102

carrieanne [dot] platt [at] ndsu [dot] edu


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Education

 

Ph.D. in Communication, 2008

M.A. in Communication, 2006

Annenberg School for Communication

University of Southern California

 

M.A. in Communication, 2004

Wake Forest University

 

B.A. in Communication Studies and Public Relations, 2002

Summa cum laude

Carroll College



Dissertation

 

"Focusing the Family: The Rhetorical Transformation of ‘Family Values’ in Contemporary Cultural Politics”

 

Committee: Sarah Banet-Weiser; Tom Goodnight; Larry Gross; Sharon Hays



Publications


Journal Articles


Crawford, Elizabeth Crisp, Hubbard, Glenn T., & Carrie Anne Platt. Forthcoming. "Who’s Really Converging Anyway: A Survey of Broadcast and Print Journalism Student and Faculty Attitudes on Cross-Platform Journalism Education." Atlantic Journal of Communication.


Platt, Carrie Anne, & Zoltan Majdik. 2013. "The Place of Religion in Habermas' Transformed Public Sphere." Argumentation & Advocacy, 49(2): 137-140.


Mehta, Aalok, Zoltan P. Majdik, & Carrie Anne Platt. 2012. "Controversy, Conflict, and Conflicting Expertises: Report from the 2011 ARST Pre-Conference at NCA." POROI, 8(1).


Majdik, Zoltan P. & Carrie Anne Platt. 2012. "Selling Certainty: Genetic Complexity and Moral Urgency in Myriad Genetics' BRACAnalysis Campaign." Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 42(2): 120-143.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2011. "Blogging in the Communication Technology Course." Communication Teacher, 25(4): 228-233.


Majdik, Zoltan P., Carrie Anne Platt, & Mark Meister. 2011. "Calculating the Weather: Deductive Reasoning and Disciplinary Telos in Cleveland Abbe's Rhetorical Transformation of Meteorology." Quarterly Journal of Speech, 97(1): 74-99.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2010. "Writing in Public: Pedagogical Uses of Blogging in the Communication Course." Electronic Journal of Communication, 20(1&2).


Mitra, Ananda, Jennifer Willyard, Carrie Anne Platt, & Michael Parsons. 2005. “Exploring Web Usage and Selection Criteria among Male and Female Students.” Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 10(3).


Book Chapters


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2010. "Cullen Family Values: Gender and Sexual Politics in the Twilight Series." In Bitten by Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, and the Vampire Franchise, ed. Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, 71-86. New York: Peter Lang.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. "Family Values 2.0: The Pedagogical Function of New Media in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate." In Queer Identities/Political Realities, ed. Katherine M. German and Bruce E. Drushel, 41-54. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2007. “Lesbians and Gays in the Military.” In Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality, ed. Amy Lind and Stephanie Brzuzy, 299-305. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.


Refereed Conference Proceedings


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2010. "Translating Religious Arguments for the Public Sphere: Constructing 'Overlapping Consensus' in the Debate over Same-Sex Marriage.” In Proceedings of the 16th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, ed. Dennis Gouran, 381-388. Washington: National Communication Association.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. “Focusing the Family: The Argumentative Evolution of ‘Family Values’ in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.” In Concerning Argument: Selected Papers from the 15th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, ed. Scott Jacobs and Mark Zarefsky, 599-608. Washington: National Communication Association.

Platt, Carrie Anne. 2006. “Opening Up Spaces for Deliberation through Art: The Blurring of Public and Private Suffering in Euripides’ ‘Hecuba’ and ‘The Trojan Women.’” In Engaging Argument: Proceedings of the 14th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, ed. Patricia Riley, 161-167. Washington: National Communication Association.


Conference Presentations


Platt, Carrie Anne, Ann Burnett, & Amber N. W. Raile. 2013. “Strategically Mean: Developing a Communicative Approach to Relational Aggression.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Washington, D.C., November 21-24.

 

Platt, Carrie Anne, Amber N. W. Raile, & Nan Yu. 2013. “Virtually the Same?: Student Perceptions of the Equivalence of Online Classes vs. Face-to-Face Classes.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Washington, D.C., November 21-24.

 

Platt, Carrie Anne, & Zoltan P. Majdik. 2013. “Digital Voices in an Age of Artificial Intelligence: IBM’s Watson and the Disturbance of Traditional Apodictic/Phronetic Sources of Argument.” Paper presented at the 18th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, Alta, Utah, August 1-4.


Majdik, Zoltan P., & Carrie Anne Platt. 2011. "Fight or Flight: X-Ray Backscatter Scanning and the Question of Expertise." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention's Pre-Conference on the Rhetoric of Science and Technology, November 17-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Majdik, Zoltan P. & Carrie Anne Platt. 2010. "Rhizomic Rhetoric in the Key of Aristotle and Vico: Moral Argument in the Institutional Domains of Science and Technology." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 14-17, in San Francisco, California.


Majdik, Zoltan P. & Carrie Anne Platt. 2010. "Selling Certainty: Genetic Complexity, Moral Urgency, and the Gendered Body in Myriad Genetics, BRACAnalysis Campaign." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 14-17, in San Francisco, California.


Platt, Carrie Anne, Zoltan P. Majdik, & Mark Meister. 2010. "Spending for a Rainy Day: Latent Polysemy and the Rhetoric of Consumerism in Contemporary Weather-casting." Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, May 28-31, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2010. "'We are Pro-Marriage, Not Anti-Gay': The Rhetorical Construction of Tolerance in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate." Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, May 28-31, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. "Blogging in the Communication Technology Course." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 12-15, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. "Cullen Family Values: Gender and Sexual Politics in the Twilight Series." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 12-15, in Chicago, Illinois.


DeGreeff, Becky, & Carrie Anne Platt. 2009. "Green-Eyed (Step)Monsters: Parental Figures' Experience of Jealousy in the Stepfamily." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 12-15, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. "Using Web 2.0 Technologies in the Classroom." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 12-15, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. “Translating Religious Arguments for the Public Sphere: Constructing 'Overlapping Consensus' in the Debate over Same-Sex Marriage.” Paper presented at the 16th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, July 30 - August 2, in Alta, Utah.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. "Happy Parent #1 Day: Gender as Rhetorical Strategy in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate." Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention, May 21-25, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2009. "Protecting the Technologically Precocious Child: Technologies of Moral Authority in the Media Decency Debate." Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention, May 21-25, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2008. "Focus on the Past: Nostalgia in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 21-24, in San Diego, California. Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns Top Paper Panel. 


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2008. “Family Values 2.0: The Pedagogical Function of New Media in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.” Paper presented at the Console-ing Passions Conference, April 24-26, in Santa Barbara, California.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2007. “Nurturing Recruitment through the Army Reserve's ‘Help Them Find Their Strength’ Campaign.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 15-18, in Chicago, Illinois.

Platt, Carrie Anne. 2007. “Focusing the Family: The Argumentative Evolution of ‘Family Values’ in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.” Paper presented at the 15th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, August 2-5, in Alta, Utah.

Platt, Carrie Anne. 2006. “Slippery Significance: Naturalizing Family through ‘March of the Penguins.’” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 16-19, in San Antonio, Texas.

Platt, Carrie Anne. 2006. “The Elusive Art of Eloquence: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Natural Talent in Public Speaking Pedagogy.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 16-19, in San Antonio, Texas.

Platt, Carrie Anne. 2006. “Takes a Family to Raise a Soldier: Racialized Masculinity and Militarism in Contemporary Army Recruitment.” Paper presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 12-15, in Oakland, California.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2005. “Opening Up Spaces for Deliberation through Art: The Blurring of Public and Private Suffering in Euripides’ ‘Hecuba’ and ‘The Trojan Women.’” Paper presented at 14th SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, August 4-7, in Alta, Utah.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2004. “A Culture of Thinness: Negotiated and Oppositional Decodings of Eating Disorder Discourse by Anorectics.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 11-14, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne, & Michael J. Hyde. 2004. “The Rhetoric of Anorexia on the World Wide Web.” Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, November 11-14, in Chicago, Illinois.


Platt, Carrie Anne. 2003. “The Million You Never Made: A Political Economy Analysis of Righteous Babe Records.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 19-23, in Miami Beach, Florida.

Rogan, Randall Gage, Carrie Anne Platt, Kellie Carlyle, & Heidi Poelman. 2003. “Framing in Relational Conflict: An Investigation of Frame Categories.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, November 19-23, in Miami Beach, Florida.

Platt, Carrie Anne. 2002. “Babes in Toyland: Gender-Specific Toys and Gender Socialization of Children.” Paper presented at the Northwest Communication Association Conference, April 4-6, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.



Invited Talks


“Disability Discourses in Popular Culture.” Presented as part of Reel Life: A Film Festival Highlighting Disability/Disablism, April 3, 2013.

"From Pathology to Glee: LGBT Individuals and Issues in American Popular Culture." Presented for 2011 Coming Out Week, North Dakota State University, October 10, 2011.


"Caught in a Bad Romance: Gender and Sexual Politics in the Twilight Series." Presented for the Arts & Humanities Speaker Series, University of North Dakota, November 30, 2010.


"Student Perceptions of Online Classes." Presented for the 2010 GPACW/ CT3 Conference, North Dakota State University, October 8, 2010.


"Black Hollywood: How Race Operates in the Movie Industry." Presented for 2009-2010 Anti-Racism lecture series, North Dakota State University, November 3, 2009.


"Social Media and Public Writing." Presented for the 2009 Collaborative Technology Think Tank (CT3) Social Media Conference, North Dakota State University, October 8, 2009.


"Sexism Sells: Gender and Politics in the 2008 Presidential Race." Presented with Erienne Fawcett at the 2009 Women's Week, North Dakota State University, March 4, 2009.


"Reel Bad Arabs: Arabs and Arab Americans in Popular Culture." Presented for 2008-2009 Anti-Racism lecture series, North Dakota State University, February 10, 2009.


"Is a Diamond Really Forever? Demystifying the Marriage Mystique." Keynote address at the 2009 Women in Action Conference, Concordia College, January 23, 2009.


"Effective and Efficient Electronic Communication." Presented to the Fargo United Way, November 24, 2008.


"Building a Professional Online Presence." Presented with Virginia Kuhn and Geoffrey Middlebrook, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching forum, April 23, 2008.


"Searching and Interviewing for Academic Jobs." Presented with Peter Starr and Frank Manis, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching forum, February 13, 2008.



Selected Awards and Honors


Carroll College Young Alumni Award (2012)


NDSU AHSS Outstanding Teacher Award (2012, Honorable Mention)


NDSU Advance FORWARD Research Grant (2009, 2010)


Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society (2008)


Stark Foundation Research Grant (2007)


USC Teaching Assistant Fellow (2007-2008)


Walter R. Fisher Doctoral Fellow (2005-2008)


Bishop Gilmore Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship (2002)



Teaching


NDSU Undergraduate Courses


Digital Media & Society [syllabus]

Gender & Media

Mass Media & Public Opinion [syllabus]

Politics of Popular Culture [syllabus]


NDSU Graduate Courses


Advanced Qualitative Methods in Communication Research [syllabus]

Advanced Research Methods I 

[syllabus]

Advanced Research Methods II [syllabus]

Introduction to College Teaching [syllabus]

Studying New Media and Technology [syllabus]


USC Annenberg Undergraduate Courses


Argumentation & Advocacy [syllabus]

Communication Technology & Culture [syllabus]

Public Speaking [syllabus]

R

hetoric of Ideas: Ideology and Propaganda [syllabus]



Service


Doctoral Committees (Co-Chair)


Justin Motto


Doctoral Committees (Member)


Whitney Anderson

Renee Bourdeaux

Alison Brennan (HDFS)

Jillene Krause

Dina Zavala-Petherbridge (EDUC)


2012

Kai Janovsky Western


2010

Najla Ghazi Amundson

Becky DeGreeff


Master's Committees (Chair)


Kayley Erlandson


2011

Christopher Mattix

Amber Rasche


Master's Committees (Member)


2014

Dawn Berry

Brianne Carlsrud


2013

Tara Freed

Jessica Rick

Ruoxu Wang


2012

Sarah Adams
Nigel Haarstad
Pamela Osterfeld
Nathan Sand

Neil Schloesser


2011

Lindsay Bergenheier (SOCI)

Dennis Frohlich

Jude Geiger

Angella Napakol

Alicia Phillips

Andrea Weber


2010

Ashley M. Fandrich

Laura Farrell

Erienne Fawcett

Whitney Frahm

Katie Hedberg


Kara Smith (ENGL)

Kristina Wenzel



2009

Steven R. Hammer

Pamela Leino-Mills


Departmental Service


Curriculum Committee, Chair (2013-present)

Scholarship Committee, Chair (2010-2011)

Awards and Events Committee, Chair (2010-2012)

Department of Communication Website, Site Manager (2008-2012)


University Service


Improving Quality of Academic Operations Committee, Member (2013-present)

Faculty Senate, Senator for College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (2013-present)


Professional Service

 

National Communication Association, Critical and Cultural Studies, Reviewer

National Communication Association, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Reviewer

National Communication Association, GLBTQ Division, Reviewer