Jasmine R. Linabary (Ph.D., Purdue University) is a researcher, educator, and consultant whose work centers on how to design more equitable and inclusive spaces for participation. She is currently an assistant professor at Emporia State University, where she is also the co-founder and director of the EAT Initaitive, a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort to combat food insecurity at ESU and in the greater Emporia community. She previously served as the associate director of research and operations for the Purdue Peace Project (PPP), an initiative dedicated to locally led peacebuilding housed at Purdue University.
Dr. Linabary’s research and teaching interests fall at the intersections of organizational communication, new media studies, and feminist theory. Her research program is dedicated to interrogating participation and its relationship to space within organizational processes to advance theory, promote innovative methods, and seek transformation. Her research focuses on the processes and implications of creating space for participation, particularly in the context of organizing for social change. For example, her dissertation project, funded through a Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship and a PROMISE Award from the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue, was a digital feminist participatory action research (D+FPAR) project examining the potentials and limitations of digital space for transnational feminist organizing. This engaged project was recognized with the 2018 W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Big Data & Society, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Feminist Review, Health Communication, and Communication Education, among others, and in several edited books. Her solo-authored and co-authored work has received top paper awards at both the International Communication Association and National Communication Association conventions.
Dr. Linabary has taught multiple classes within communication (e.g., Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Group Leadership, Online Communication, Communicating in the Global Workplace, and Public Speaking) and in a competitive teaching appointment with an interdisciplinary Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. As an engaged teacher and scholar, she is committed to working with communities. Students in her classes are regularly asked to apply what they learn through community engagement and service-learning projects. She is the co-founder of the Community Impact Challenge at Emporia State University, which invites groups of students to identify creative and meaningful solutions to challenges facing the local community. Based on her community engagement efforts as well as her mentoring and teaching, Dr. Linabary was recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, recognizing her promise as a future leader of higher education.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Whitworth University, and her master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. She completed her Ph.D. in Communication, with an emphasis in organizing, new media, and social change, at Purdue University. She also completed a graduate concentration in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Purdue. She has a background in journalism, having spent time as a reporter and a managing editor of several weekly newspapers in Idaho and Montana.
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