RMCA Keynote Speaker
Dr. Tracey Owens Patton
A Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wyoming, she earned her bachelor and master’s degrees from Colorado State University and doctorate from the University of Utah. Her area of specialization is critical cultural communication, rhetorical studies, and transnational studies. She has authored a number of academic articles on the interdependence between race, gender, and power and how these issues interrelate culturally and rhetorically in education, media, and speeches. Dr. Patton published a co-authored book titled, Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism (2012) and is currently working a second book involving transnational and transracial studies in Germany.