Daniel Brouwer

Assoc 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.

Dr. 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

  • 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.
  • Pérez, K., & Brouwer, D. C. (2010) Potentialities and ambivalences in the performance of queer decorum. Text and Performance Quarterly.
  • Brouwer, D. C., & Asen, R. (Eds.) (2010). [The co-editors contributed equally to this project.]. Public modalities: Rhetoric, culture, media, and the shape of public life. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
  • Brouwer, D. C. (2010) Risibility politics: Camp humor in HIV/AIDS zines. Public modalities: Rhetoric, culture, media, and the shape of public life.
  • Brouwer, D. C., & Asen, R. (2010) Introduction: Public modalities, or the metaphors we theorize by. Public modalities: Rhetoric, culture, media, and the shape of public life.
  • Daniel Brouwer. (2008) The precarious visibility politics of self-stigmatization: The case of HIV/AIDS tattoos. Visual rhetoric: A reader in communication and American culture.
  • Daniel Brouwer. (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.
  • Daniel Brouwer, Aaron Hess. (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.
  • Brouwer, D. C., & Squires, C. R. (2006) Public intellectuals, public life, and the university. Public intellectuals: An endangered species?
  • Brouwer, Daniel 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.
  • Daniel Brouwer.(2005) Counterpublicity and corporeality in HIV/AIDS zines. Critical Studies in Media Communication.
  • Asen, R., & Brouwer, D. C. (Eds.). (2001). Counterpublics and the state. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Courses

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
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 604 Theory Construction in Comm
COM 607 Contemporary Rhetorical Method
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Brouwer, D. C. In the name of queer love, part 2: Normative shame and queer temporality. Presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL (Nov 2009).
  • Brouwer, D. C. What is this "post" in post-racial/feminist/? (fill in the blank)?. Roundtable presentation at the meeting of the NCA, Chicago, IL (Nov 2009).
  • Brouwer, D. C. Response to papers on the Rhetorics of Social Change panel. Presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL (Nov 2009).
  • Brouwer, D. C. Response to papers on the Discursive Tactics for Social Change: Research on Activist Organizations and Social Movements panel. Presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL (Nov 2009).
  • Brouwer, D. C. Strategies for selecting, managing, and succeeding in graduate school. Presentation at the Graduate Student Workshop of the Western States Communication Association (Feb 2009).
  • Brouwer, D. C. Response to papers on the Constituting Community: The Rhetoric of Public Space panel. Presentation at the meeting of the Western States Comm Association, Mesa, AZ (Feb 2009).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Interrogating Differences that Make a Difference. Presentation at University of Copenhagen (Apr 2007).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. From San Francisco to Atlanta and Back Again: Ideologies of Mobility in the AIDS Quilt's Search for a Homeland. Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University (Feb 2007).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Picture Perfect: Contesting Free Speech in the Danish Cartoon Controversy. WSCA, Seattle, WA (Feb 2007).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Vernacular Articulations of Sexuality, Religion, and Nation in Milbloggers: Responses to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Honors Program at the University of Michigan (Feb 2007).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Theorizing Judgment, Deliberation, and Publicity Panel. NCA, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. On the study of non-Western, postcolonial, and transnational publics. Presentation at preconference seminar at the meeting of the National Communication Association (Nov 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. On the study of non-Western, postcolonial, and transnational publics. Connection and Action in Public Sphere Studies, NCA, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Repetition and difference in parodies of Brokeback Mountain. Presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Response to papers on the 'Theorizing Judgment, Deliberation, and Publicity' panel. Presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Vernacular Articulations of Sexuality, Religion, and Nation in Milbloggers' Responses to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Department of Communication Arts Rhetoric Colloquium at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Oct 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Vernacular Articulations of Sexuality, Religion, and Nation in Milbloggers' Responses to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Department of Communication Studies Research Colloquium at the University of Minnesota (Oct 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel, Hess, Aaron. Vernacular Articulations of Sexuality, Religion, and Nation in Milbloggers' Responses to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Presentation to Department of Communication Arts Colloquium at the University of Wisconsin (Oct 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel, Hess, Aaron. Vernacular Articulations of Sexuality, Religion, and Nation in Milbloggers' Responses to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Presentation to Department of Communication Studies Colloquium at the University of Minnesota (Oct 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Rhetoric and Performance. Acting Styles/Shakespeare a graduate seminar in the School of Theatre and Film (Aug 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Rhetoric, Faith, Politics, and the Public. WSCA, Palm Springs, CA (Feb 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Response to papers on the 'Rhetoric, Faith, Politics, and the Public' panel. Presentation at the meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Palm Springs, CA (Feb 2006).
  • Brouwer, Daniel, Asen, Robert. From public spheres to public modalities. National Communication Association, Boston, MA (Nov 2005).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. The ecology of teaching. Western States Communication Association, San Fran, CA (Feb 2005).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Retheorizing materiality and the rhetorical body. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL (Nov 2004).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Corporeality and publics. Rhetoric Goes Public: The Goodnight Years at Northwestern Conference, Evanston, IL (Apr 2004).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Corporeality and absurdity in counterpublic voices. National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL (Nov 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel, Mater, M. Reaching in/reaching out: Public sphere theory and praxis. NCA, Miami Beach, FL (Nov 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Publics and the Future: Reaching out to Public Spheres. NCA, Miami Beach, FL (Nov 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. The rhetoric of the gay male body. National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL (Nov 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Agency and the body. Alliance of Rhetoric Societies (ARS), Chicago, IL (Sep 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Organizing the sexuality of gay men in the context of HIV. Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT (Feb 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Unlearning White/Male Privilege. Asian Pacific American Genders and Sexualities (Asian Pacific American Studies) at ASU (Feb 2003).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Communication in Action: Advancing Radical Ideas. NCA, New Orleans, LA (Nov 2002).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. The work of public intellectuals. National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA (Oct 2002).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Rhetorical Constructions of Race and Culture. WSCA, Long Beach, CA (Feb 2002).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. The limits of queer irony. Western States Communication Association, Long Beach, CA (Feb 2002).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Allies in the classroom: How heterosexual instructors can be supportive of GLBT students and concerns in the basic course classroom. NCA, Atlanta, GA (Nov 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. De-corporatizing higher public education: Dewey's contributions to a project of critical pedagogy. NCA, Atlanta, GA (Nov 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Body rhetoric in the mode of corporeal writing. Radical(izing) the Roots of Public Sphere Theory Seminar, NCA, Atlanta, GA (Oct 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Gender, Sex, and the Large Lecture Classroom. Arizona Wakonse Fellowship (May 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Prophylaxes, Palliatives, and Homeopathies in the AIDS Dissidence Controversy. Rhetorical Studies and Media and Cultural Studies areas of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin (Apr 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Translating scholarship into action: A roundtable discussion on participatory action research/ers. WSCA, Coeur d'Alene, ID (Feb 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Speaker's Bureau training at Body Positive AIDS service organization (Feb 2001).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Issues in public sphere studies. NCA, Seattle, WA (Nov 2000).
  • Brouwer, Daniel. Gender, Sex, and the Large Lecture Classroom. Demonstration for Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence

Editorships

Editorial Board, 2008-2016, Critical Studies in Media Communication
Editorial Board, 2006-2011, Western Journal of Communication

Service

  • Vice-President, 2006, Western States Communication Association
  • Argument and Forensics Division, NCA, Chair of Action Reconfigured: Four Ways of Re-Interpreting Habermasian Public Sphere Theory (2006 - Present)
  • Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, NCA, Chair of Theorizing Judgment, Deliberation, and Publicity (2006 - Present)
  • Rhetoric and Public Address Division of the WSCA, Paper and panel reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Media Communication, Manuscript reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Caucus on Gay and Lesbian Concerns of the NCA, Panel reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division of the NCA, Paper and panel reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Division of the NCA, Paper and panel proposal reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • How to 'Read' Student Evaluations: A Workshop on Making Sense of Numbers and Written Comments, a workshop for graduate instructors, Co-planner (2004 - Present)
  • Performance studies discussion, "Poised on the Trigger", Discussant (2004 - Present)
  • Poised on the Trigger," performances and discussion about performance as a medium for generating public debate, Panelist (2004 - Present)
  • Communicating Self and the Negotiation of Multiple Co-Cultural Identities," a guest lecture by Mark Orbe, Ph.D, Western Michigan University, Primary organizer (2004 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Progression Student Organization, Faculty advisor (2003 - Present)
  • Mentoring Junior Faculty, ad hoc committee convened by the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence, Participant (2003 - Present)
  • Compiler of "New Graduate Instructor Workbook, Volume II (2002 - Present)
  • Playback Theatre for Social Work 591: Introduction to Holistic Therapies for Helping Professionals, College of Public Programs, Co-trainer (2002 - Present)
  • WSCA, Chair of "A Classroom Creates, Constrains, and Liberates," Communication and Instruction Interest Group (2002 - Present)
  • President's Community Enrichment Programs, Journeys of the Mind, Member (2001 - Present)
  • Reconfiguring Race on the 2000 U.S. Census: Responses from the Black Press," a guest lecture by Catherine R. Squires, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Primary organizer (2001 - Present)
  • Applied Communication Division, NCA, Chair of Surprising Impacts of Engaging Technological Communication: Competitive Papers in Applied Communication (2000 - Present)
  • Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division, NCA, Chair of New Directions in Rhetorical Theory (2000 - Present)
  • Health Communication Special Interest Group of the Central States Communication Association, Paper and panel proposal reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Committee of Faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Western States Communication Association, Vice-Chair Elect of Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group (2009 - 2011)
  • National Communication Association, Chair of roundtable presentation (2010 - 2010)
  • Western States Communication Association, Nominating Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • Western States Communication Association, Reviewing Process Working Group for the Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group (2009 - 2010)
  • "Master Teachers in the Classroom" panel for New Graduate Instructor Training, Invited presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Rhetoric Search Committee, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication, Member of Editorial Board (2009 - 2009)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Member of Editorial Board (2009 - 2009)
  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • First Friday Forum, Voluntary presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, NCA, Chair of "Rhetorics of Social Change" panel (2009 - 2009)
  • Architectural Philosophy and History (APH) 421: First Concepts "StorySLAM" class, Invited judge (2009 - 2009)
  • Communication Quarterly, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group of the WSCA, Paper and panel reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech, Ad hoc reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Executive Committee of Committee of Faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Master’s Degree Program Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • First Friday Forum, Voluntary presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • "Rhetorical Citizenship and Public Deliberation" Conference at the University of Copenhagen, Paper reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns of the NCA, Panel reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division of the NCA, Paper and panel reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group of the WSCA, Chair of "Top Four Papers in Rhetoric and Public Address" panel (2009 - 2009)
  • Philosophy and Rhetoric, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Western States Communication Association, Second Vice-President (2006 - 2007)
  • Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Manuscript reviewer (ad hoc) (2006 - 2006)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Member of Editorial Board (2006 - 2006)
  • Western States Communication Association, Second Vice President (2006 - 2006)
  • National Communication Association (Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division), Chair for panel presentations (2006 - 2006)
  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Manuscript reviewer (ad hoc) (2006 - 2006)
  • Western States Communication Association (Rhetoric and Public Address Division), Essay and panel proposal reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Coordinator of Basic Course (2006 - 2006)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Co-developer and primary facilitator of the "Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Virtual Teaching Community (2003 - 2006)
  • Basic Course, Public Speaking, Coordinator (2000 - 2006)
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication, Manuscript reviewer (ad hoc) (2006 - 2006)
  • HDSHC Graduate Student Teaching Awards Committee, Committee Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Personnel Committee of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Committee Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Manuscript reviewer (ad hoc) (2006 - 2006)
  • Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Health Communication, Committee Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Member of Personnel Committee (2004 - 2006)
  • National Communication Association (Caucus on Gay and Lesbian Concerns), Essay reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • National Communication Association (Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division), Essay and panel proposal reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • HDSHC Ph.D. Admissions Committee, Committee Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Committee of Faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication, Committee Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Communication Theory, Manuscript reviewer (ad hoc) (2005 - 2005)
  • The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Coordinator of the Basic Course (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona State University, Observer of Graduate Instructors (2000 - 2005)
  • Western States Communication Association (Rhetoric and Public Address Division), Essay reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Search Committee for Senior Program Coordinator for the Intergroup Relations Center, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Progression (social group for LGBTQ graduate students), Faculty advisor (2005 - 2005)
  • Progression student group, Faculty advisor (2005 - 2005)
  • Editorial Board for Communication Studies, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Graduate Teaching Awards Committee, Committee Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, Invited speaker: Political Protest Strategies and Tactics (2005 - 2005)
  • National Communication Association (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Division), Essay and panel proposal reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Communication Studies, Member of Editorial Board (2002 - 2004)
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Ad hoc manuscript reviewer (2002 - 2004)
  • Awards Committee of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the Nat'l Comm Association, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Awards Committee of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National Communication Association, Member (2000 - 2003)
  • Central Arizona Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention (sponsored by the CDC), Non-voting member (2002 - 2002)
  • Phoenix Rising Playback Theatre, Troupe member (2002 - 2002)
  • Member of Central Arizona Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention, Member Central Arizona Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention (2001 - 2002)
  • Communication Studies, Manuscript reviewer (2001 - 2001)
  • Arizona State University, Faculty and Academic Professionals Recognition Reception (Present)
  • GLBTQ organization for Arizona State University faculty and staff, Planning Committee member (Present)
  • New Graduate Instructor Orientation, Presenter (Present)
  • New Graduate Instructor Workshops, Presenter (Present)