Daniel Brouwer

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205

Biography

Daniel Brouwer investigates how individuals and groups draw attention to their political issues and make arguments about those issues through public communication. He looks at, for example, how the concerned citizen offers an impassioned plea at a town hall meeting, the U.S. Senator argues for the urgent need for a specific policy, and social movement participants march in unison toward their destination. Broadly, he examines how social and political inequalities shape different communication practices, how power is exerted or resisted through different types of communication, and how different means of public rhetoric might create better conditions for democratic life.

Brouwer is particularly interested in how individuals and groups who perceive themselves as disadvantaged or alienated from public life create alternative forums and strategies for communication. Alternative forums can include underground magazines, online communities, or oppositional political organizations. Alternative strategies can include shocking bodily display, purposeful silence, or interruptions of ‘business as usual.’

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Studies, Northwestern University
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Northwestern University
  • B.S. Communication, Ohio University

Research Interests

rhetoric, publics and counterpublics, and social movements

Publications

Co-edited Books:

Brouwer, D. C., & Asen, R. (Eds.) (2010). Public modalities: Rhetoric, culture, media, and the shape of public life. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. [The co-editors contributed equally to this project.]

 

Asen, R., & Brouwer, D. C. (Eds.). (2001). Counterpublics and the state. Albany: State University of New York Press. [The co-editors contributed equally to this project and are listed in alphabetical order.]

 

Journal Articles: (anonymously peer-reviewed unless otherwise noted)

Huang, S., & Brouwer, D. C. (accepted for publication). Negotiating performances of “real” marriage in Chinese queer xinghun. Women’s Studies in Communication, 41.

 

Huang, S., & Brouwer, D. C. (2018). Coming out, coming home, coming with: Models of queer sexuality in contemporary China. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 11, 97-116. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2017.1414867 [Lead article]

 

Brouwer, D. C., & Licona, A. C. (2016). Trans(affective)mediation: Feeling our way from paper to digitized zines and back again. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 33, 70-83.

 

Brouwer, D. C., & Horwitz, L. D. (2015). The cultural politics of progenic Auschwitz tattoos: 157622, A-15510, 4559, …. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 101, 534-558.  

 

Brouwer, D. C., Ferderer, B. B., Gamboa, E., Kramer, H., & Mistretta, E. (2012). Toward a critical pedagogical syllabus of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 8, 107-136.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2007). From San Francisco to Atlanta and back again: Ideologies of mobility in the AIDS Quilt’s search for a homeland. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 10, 701-722. [Reviewed by  editor and special issue guest editor.]

 

Brouwer, D. C., & Hess, A. (2007). Making sense of ‘God Hates Fags’ and ‘Thank God for 9/11’: A thematic analysis of milbloggers’ responses to Reverend Fred Phelps and the Westboro

Baptist Church. Western Journal of Communication, 71, 69-90.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2005). Counterpublicity and corporeality in HIV/AIDS zines. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 22, 351-371. [Lead article]

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2004). Corps/corpse: The U.S. military and homosexuality. Western Journal of Communication, 68, 411-430.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2004). Privacy, publicity, and propriety in congressional eulogies for Representative Stewart B. McKinney (R-CT). Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 7, 191-214.

 

Brouwer, D. C., & Squires, C. R. (2003). Public intellectuals, public life, and the university. Argumentation and Advocacy, 39, 201-213. [Reviewed by editor and associate editor.]

 

Squires, C. R., & Brouwer, D. C. (2002). In/discernible bodies: The politics of passing in dominant and marginal media. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 19, 283-310.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (1998). The precarious visibility politics of self-stigmatization: The case of HIV/AIDS tattoos. Text and Performance Quarterly, 18, 114-136.

 

Book Chapters:   

Brouwer, D. C., & Paulesc, M.-L. (2017). Counterpublic theory goes global: A chronicle of a concept’s emergences and mobilities. In C. R. Foust, A. Pason, & K. Z. Rogness (Eds.), What democracy looks like: The rhetoric of social movements and counterpublics (pp. 75-103). Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press.  

 

Pérez, K. A., Zingsheim, J., Carrillo Rowe, A., Goltz, D. B., & Brouwer, D. C. (2015). Queer love: Normative shame and queer temporalities. In D. B. Goltz & J. Zingsheim (Eds.), Queer praxis: Questions for LGBTQ worldmaking (pp. 75-87). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2010). Risibility politics: Camp humor in HIV/AIDS zines. In D. C. Brouwer & R. Asen (Eds.), Public modalities: Rhetoric, culture, media, and the shape of public life (pp. 219-239). Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.

 

Brouwer, D. C., & Asen, R. (2010). Introduction: Public modalities, or the metaphors we theorize by. In D. C. Brouwer & R. Asen (Eds.), Public modalities: Rhetoric, culture, media, and the shape of public life (pp. 1-32). Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. [The co-authors contributed equally to this chapter.]

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2006). Communication as counterpublic. In G. J. Shepherd, J. St. John, & T. Striphas (Eds.), Communication as…: Perspectives on theory (pp. 195-208). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

 

Asen, R., & Brouwer, D. C. (2001). Introduction: Reconfigurations of the public sphere. In R. Asen  & D. C. Brouwer (Eds.), Counterpublics and the state (pp. 1-32). Albany: State University of New York Press. [The co-authors contributed equally to this chapter and are listed in alphabetical order.]

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2001). ACT-ing UP in Congress. In R. Asen & D. C. Brouwer (Eds.), Counterpublics and the state (pp. 87-109). Albany: State University of New York Press.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2000). Nonverbal vernacular tactics of HIV discovery among gay men. In S.Petronio (Ed.), Balancing the secrets of private disclosures (pp. 97-108). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.

 

Review Essays, Selected Papers, and Invited Commentaries: 

Horwitz, L. D., & Brouwer, D. C. (accepted for publication). Networks of argument and relationality in the contemporary use of Auschwitz numbers in the New England Holocaust Memorial. In C. Winkler (Ed.), Networking argument: Selected works from the 20th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation. New York: Routledge. 

 

Horwitz, L. D., & Brouwer, D. C. (forthcoming). Temporary holocaust tattoos: Recovering signs for collective prosthetic memory. In R. A. Lake (Ed.), Recovering argument: Selected works from the 19th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation. New York: Routledge.  

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2014). From vernacular to official—and the spaces in between. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 1, 181-185.

 

Horwitz, L. D., & Brouwer, D. C. (2014). The progenic trauma tattoo as resignification: Auschwitz 157622, A-15510, 4559, …. In C. H. Palczewski (Ed.), Disturbing argument: Selected works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation (pp. 87-92). New York: Routledge.

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2012). Activating the AIDS archive [review essay]. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 98, 109-117. [Reviewed by special forum guest editor and book review editor.]   

 

Brouwer, D. C. (2010). Hitchin’ posts. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 34, 245-251. [Reviewed by special forum guest editor.]

 

Pérez, K. A., & Brouwer, D. C. (2010). Potentialities and ambivalences in the performance of queer decorum. Text and Performance Quarterly, 30, 317-323. [Reviewed by editor and special issue guest editors.]

 

Asen, R., & Brouwer, D. C. (2003). Introduction: John Dewey and the public sphere. Argumentation and Advocacy, 39, 157-160. [Reviewed by editor and associate editor.]

 

Guest-Edited Journal Issue or Forum Section:

Brouwer, D. C. (2014). Forum section: Preserving pasts, activating presents, imagining futures: A forum with GLBTQ archivists. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 1, 186-209.  

 

Asen, R., & Brouwer, D. C. (Eds.). (2003). Special issue: John Dewey and the public sphere. Argumentation and Advocacy, 39, 157-221.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 692 Research
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 607 Contemporary Rhetorical Method
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 691 Seminar
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
COM 604 Theory Construction in Comm
COM 607 Contemporary Rhetorical Method
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
COM 691 Seminar
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 604 Theory Construction in Comm
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 607 Contemporary Rhetorical Method
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 691 Seminar
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation

Editorships

Member of Executive Board for QED: A Journal in GLBTQ World Making. 2013-2018.

Member of Editorial Board for Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. 2013-2021.

Member of Editorial Board for Quarterly Journal of Speech. 2010-2019.

Member of Editorial Board for Critical Studies in Media Communication. 2008-2016.

Member of Editorial Board for Western Journal of Communication. 2006-2020.

Member of Editorial Board for Womens Studies in Communication. 2010-2015.

Member of Editorial Board for Selected Papers from the NCA/AFA Argumentation Conference. Summer

2013.

Member of Editorial Board for Argumentation and Advocacy. 2010-2012.

Member of Editorial Board for Communication Studies. 2002-2005.  

Service

Service to University:

Member of Seventh Year Review Committee (accreditation). May 2018-February 2019.

 

Acting Associate Director. Fall Semester 2017.

 

Chair of Critical/Cultural Communication Studies Search Committee. September 2017-January 2018.

 

Course co-creator of COM 504 for online master’s degree. Spring 2017-Fall 2017.

 

Member of ad hoc committee for targeted hire for diversity application. October 2016. 

 

Member of Curriculum Envisioning Committee. Spring 2015-Fall 2016.

 

Coordinator and member of The Intersections of Civil, Critical, and Creative Communication (I-4C) Collective of the HDSHC, Arizona State University. Fall 2014-continuing.

 

Member of International Student Experience Committee. Spring 2016-Spring 2017.

 

Member of Intercultural Communication Search Committee. September 2012-April 2013. 

 

Member of Master’s Degree Program Committee. Fall 2007-Spring 2009.

 

Member of Personnel Committee. Fall 2014-Spring 2016 (Chair, Fall 2014-Spring 2015), Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2009-Spring 2010, Fall 2004-Spring 2006.

 

Member of Extended Personnel Committee. Fall 2014-Fall 2015.

 

Member of Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Health Communication. October 2005-March 2006.

 

Member of Search Committee for Chairperson. November 2003-March 2004.

 

Member of the Graduate Student Teaching Awards Committee. April 2011, April 2010, May 2006, May 2005, and May 2004. 

 

Member of the Dessie Larsen Fellowship in Performance Studies selection committee. February 2011, February 2010.

 

Member of Ph.D. Admissions Committee for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication. Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2006, Spring 2003, and Spring 2002.

 

Member of Committee of Faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication. May 2000-present.

 

Member (elected) of Executive Committee of Committee of Faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication. May 2011-May 2013, and April 2007-May 2009.

 

Coordinator of the Basic Course (Public Speaking), Arizona State University. August 2000-July 2006.

 

 

Service to Profession:

Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Nominating Committee. July 2016-June 2018.

 

Member of the Awards Committee of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). November 2016-2018.

 

Vice-Chair Elect, Vice-Chair, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the NCA. November 2010-November 2014.

 

Member (deliberating and voting) of the Legislative Assembly of the NCA. November 2011-November 2014.

 

WSCA Distinguished Scholar Award Committee (one-year fill-in). 2012-2013.

 

WSCA Nominating Committee. February 2009-February 2010.

 

Vice-Chair Elect, Vice-Chair, and Chair of Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group of the WSCA. February 2009-February 2011.  

 

Second Vice-President of the WSCA. February 2006-February 2007. 

Awards Committee of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the NCA. November 2000-2003.

 

Service to Communities:

Communication Graduate Student Association/School of Human Communication Day of Service at Crockett Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ. March 2013, October 2012, and April 2012. 

 

Volunteer for all-day Arizona Statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Town Hall in Tempe, AZ. December 2008.

 

Volunteer for information tables for Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Phoenix at Phoenix Pride Festival. April 2008.

 

Volunteer for “A = Art Auction” fundraiser for Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Phoenix. January 2008.

 

Presentation on “Political Protest Strategies and Tactics” to Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (70 people in attendance). April 2005.

 

Troupe member of Phoenix Rising Playback Theatre, incorporating personal narratives and employing improvisational performance in educational, therapeutic, and political contexts. October 2001-June 2002.

 

Member of Central Arizona Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention sponsored and funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 2001-June 2002.

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Ph.D. Degree Students, Completed

Carlos A. Flores (co-chair with Aaron Hess). Young at Heart: Advocating a Rhetorical Theory for Youth in the Public Sphere. Completed April 2018.

 

Roberta Chevrette (chair). Assembling Global (Non)Belongings: Settler Colonial Memoryscapes and the Rhetorical Frontiers of Whiteness in the US Southwest, Christians United for Israel, and FEMEN. Completed July 2016. [A portion of this dissertation project was selected for the 2013 NCA Summer Doctoral Honors Seminar.]

 

Shuzhen Huang (chair). Post-Oppositional Queer Politics and the Non-Confrontational Negotiation of Queer Desires in Contemporary China. Completed April 2016. [Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.]

 

Elizabeth Cant� (co-chair with Eric Margolis). (Im)migrant Voices: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Contemporary (Im)migrant Issues Faced by (Im)migrant University Students. Completed April 2016.

 

Suzanne Pullen (co-chair with Frederick Corey). I Am One of Those Women: Exploring Testimonial Performances of Stillbirth in/as Intervention, Support and Advocacy. Completed November 2015.    

 

Marie-Louise Paulesc (co-chair with Amira de la Garza). Living Relationships with the Past: Remembering Communism in Romania. Completed April 2014. [A portion of this dissertation project was selected for the 2013 NCA Summer Doctoral Honors Seminar.] 

 

E. Tristan Booth (chair). A Search for Mans Meaning: Examining Manhood from the Margins of Gender and Orientation. Completed April 2012.  

 

Jie Gong (chair). Re-Incarnating an Ancient, Emergent Superpower: Chinas Epideictic Extravaganza, Public Memory, and National Identity. Completed February 2012. 

 

Michelle L. Kelsey (chair). Articulating Civil Rights Rhetoric: A Critical Intersectional Perspective on Social Movement Rhetorical Strategies. Completed April 2011. [A portion of this dissertation project was selected for the 2010 NCA Summer Doctoral Honors Seminar.]

 

Christopher Duerringer (chair). Crucified Christians, Marked Men, and Worried Whites. Completed April 2011.

 

Mary Ann McHugh (chair). Discursively Constructing the Condemned Other: A Rhetorical Study of Death Row Identity. Completed April 2009. 

 

Christina Colp-Hansbury (chair). Revitalizing a Community: The Potential of the Local Museum in the Public. Completed February 2009.

 

Elizabeth Richard (chair). Constructing and Contesting the Public and Private Lives of Military Families. Completed April 2008.

 

Jason Zingsheim (co-chair with Thomas K. Nakayama). Mutational Identity: (Re)Creating Ourselves through Pop Culture and Pedagogy. Completed March 2008. [A portion of this dissertation project was selected for the 2007 NCA Summer Doctoral Honors Seminar.]

 

Andrea Lewis (chair). Communicating Lesbian Identity: A Critical Analysis of Popular Culture Representations and Police Officer Narratives. Completed July 2006.

 

Michele Hammers (chair). The Vagina Monologues: Staging Complex Questions about Rhetorical Theory and Practice. Completed May 2004.

 

Elizabeth Barr (committee member) (Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin  Madison). Queer Traces: Counterpublic Memories of Scientific AIDS Activism. Completed May 2017.

 

Michael Walker (committee member) (Justice and Social Inquiry). Recovering Addiction: A Critique of Intoxicant Governance in the United States. Completed July 2016.  

 

Jayson Morrison (committee member) (Theatre and Performance of the Americas). Summoning Queer Spirits Through Performance in AIDS Mourning Publics. Completed November 2015.

 

Kimberlee A. P�rez (committee member). Queer Intimacy: Performance in a Time of Neoliberalism. Completed April 2014.

 

Kirsten K. Davis (committee member). The Rhetorical Constitution of Work/Life Identities in the e-Rulemaking Process of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Completed April 2012.

 

Desire� Rowe (committee member [dissertation only]). Just Read My Manifesto: Valerie Solanas and Radical Feminism. Completed April 2009.

 

Karma R. Ch�vez (committee member [dissertation only]). Coalitional Politics and Confronting the Constructions of Queers and Migrants in the State of Arizona. Completed July 2007.

 

Raymond Schuck (committee member). The Cultural Mythology of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Completed March 2006.

 

Masters Degree Students, Completed

Sophia Holeman (chair). Masters-in-passing comprehensive examinations successfully defended. April 2016.  

 

Erika Bush (chair). <Victim> and <Survivor>: Communicating Identity After Sexual Abuse. Completed May 2010.

 

Nicole Martin (chair). Michelle Obama: A Womanist/(Black) Feminist Auto/biographical Analysis of Self-Identification. Completed April 2010.

 

Lydia Nelson (chair). (They Say Youre) Nothing But a Womanizer, Woman-Womanizer: Membership, Marginality, and Memory of Murray Halls Public Passing. Completed April 2010.

 

Julie McLaughlin (co-chair with Belle Edson). Embodied Critical Communication Pedagogy: Teaching as Performance in the Public Sphere. Completed April 2010.

 

Marie-Louise Semen (chair). Searching for the Public Sphere in Communist Central and Eastern Europe. Completed May 2009. 

 

Brandon B. Ferderer (chair). Theres No Place Thats Home: Interrogating the Intersections of Space, Identity, and Vernacular Discourse. Completed July 2008.  

 

Matthew Morris (chair). Truthtext(s): A Critical/Cultural Analysis of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Completed July 2008.

 

Cynthia Reed (chair). Identity, Post-Tourism and Neo-Colonialism in Tourist Discourses about Thailand. Completed June 2008.

 

E. Tristan Booth (chair). Enacting a Dual Rhetorical Strategy: Communicating Transsexual Gay Male Identity. Completed July 2007.    

 

Christina Colp-Hansbury (chair). Remembering the Other: A Rhetorical Examination of Public Memory and Identity in the Limits. Completed December 2004.

 

Michael Hinson (chair). Student Ratings of Instruction as a Human Technology: A Critical Rhetorical Analysis of Academic Discourse. Completed July 2004.

 

Naida Zukic (co-chair with Thomas K. Nakayama). Disciplining Discourses and Voices of Resistance: A Study of Gothic Subculture As a Site of Contention. Completed April 2001. Award winner: Chosen Top Masters Thesis in the School for 2000-2001.

 

Yeong Wen Lee (committee member [Department of Dance]). In Search of the Body. Completed April 2010.

 

Summer Cunningham (committee member). Learning to Dance: A New Spin on the Rules and Connection. Completed July 2009.

 

Kevin Briancesco (committee member). Virtual Hate Crimes: Online Corporeality in the World of Warcraft. Completed April 2009.

 

Joseph Faina (committee member). Rhetorical Gravitas: Political Satire, the Public Sphere, and Stephen Colbert. Completed July 2008.

 

Nicholas Hart (committee member [Department of English]). Prayerful Challenge: An Analysis of the Contemporary Catholic Homily. Completed October 2006. 

 

Michael Will (committee member [Department of English]). Prisons of the Mind: Adam Smiths Panoptic Structure for the Enlightenment. Completed August 2003.

 

Marianne E. LeGreco (committee member). The Politics of Organizing Public and Private: A Case Study of the First Governor Mom. Completed October 2002.

 

Christine Adcock (committee member). La Leche Leagues Liberatory Promise Renders Lactating Bodies Docile. Completed May 2002.