University of Minnesota, 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rachel Tiffe received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a major in Critical Media Studies and a minor in Feminist & Critical Sexuality Studies. Dr. Tiffe’s research and teaching interests involve exploring the ways in which gender, sexuality, race, class, and citizenship are socially constructed through media and discourse. In addition, Dr. Tiffe is interested in how minoritized subjects in the US resist oppression through both individual dissent and organized social movements. As a scholar and a pedagogue, she is committed to activist and community-based methods. At Merrimack, Dr. Tiffe teaches Public Communication, Intro to Mass Communication, and Gender and Communication (Spring 2014). Dr. Tiffe currently serves as the Secretary for the National Communication Association’s Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns. Outside of her work in the academy, Dr. Tiffe enjoys teaching and taking yoga classes, vegan cooking, and spending time with her friends, family, partner, and kitty.