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Kristin Mathe Coletta

Kristin Mathe Coletta

Associate Teaching Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences

234 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-3461

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Kristin Mathe Coletta studies the rhetorical dynamics and techniques that bring certain social policies into being. Her research focuses on social movements of homeless and working class individuals. She approaches these movements by looking at the perspectives of participants, leaders within movements, and policy makers. Her dissertation considered to what extent democratic practices can extend into the workplace without undermining the stability of government. She considered historical moments in which the rights of public workers to organize, strike, and/or bargain collectively were called into question. Kristin teaches Cas 100 Effective Speech and CAS 475 Public Address through World Campus.