Communication Studies professor's book wins award

Communication Studies professor's book wins award

A book by a University of Iowa teacher and scholar has been recognized by the National Communication Association.

The book by Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, associate professor in Department of Communication Studies, won the James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.

Fixmer-Oraiz’s book is titled, “Homeland Maternity: U.S. Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime.” It was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2019.

The book traces discursive alignments between motherhood and nation in homeland security culture. Taking a range of cultural sites and practices into account, Fixmer-Oraiz examines the recent history of US reproductive politics and the rhetorical challenges facing advocates for reproductive justice.

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