Vincent Russell


Vincent Russell is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Western Carolina University, where he teaches courses on intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. A critical ethnographer who employs community-based research methods, his research (a) emphasizes communication activism for social justice scholarship, which involves communication scholars intervening collaboratively to aid marginalized individuals, activist groups, and community-based organizations to obtain social justice; and (b) explores deliberation practices and processes engaged in by people pursuing collective action. He is the author of eight peer-reviewed journal articles, including publications in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies and Annals of the International Communication Association; and four chapters in edited scholarly books. He has received 12 awards/honors, including a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Colorado Boulder and, from the National Communication Association, the Top Student Paper Award from the Public Dialogue and Deliberation Division, the Dr. Rozell Duncan Award for Excellence in Experiential Learning Research, and participation (selected competitively) in the 2020 Doctoral Honors Seminar.