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Flores to join Communication Arts and Sciences Department

The Communication Arts and Sciences Department is excited to announce that Professor Lisa A. Flores will be the next Josephine Berry Weiss Chair of the Humanities in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University. She will join the departments of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the fall of 2023. 

Flores is currently Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado, Boulder. An acclaimed rhetorical scholar of race, gender, labor, nationhood, and Latinx experience, she introduced Chicana feminism to the communication field. The National Communication Association and the Rhetoric Society of America have honored Professor Flores with multiple research awards, most recently for her 2020 book Deportable and Disposable: Public Rhetoric and the Making of the Illegal Immigrant. With the generous endowment provided by the Weiss Chair, she will lead campus and community-based initiatives focused on her areas of expertise. CAS is delighted to welcome Professor Flores to our faculty; we can't wait to see her on campus in 2023.