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Loretta LeMaster

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Biography: 

Lore/tta LeMaster (she/they) is a critical/cultural communication and performance scholar. Her scholarship engages the intersectional constitution of cultural difference with particular focus on queer and trans of color life, art, and embodiment. She is a fulltime caretaker, worldmaker, and avid eater of donuts and tacos.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2016
  • M.A. Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2010
  • B.A. Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2007
Research Interests: 

Lore/tta LeMaster (she/they) is a critical/cultural communication and performance scholar. Her scholarship engages the intersectional constitution of cultural difference with particular focus on queer and trans of color life, art, and embodiment. They utilize both text-centered methods as well as performative and critical field methods such as autoethnography, critical and performance ethnography, and arts-based approaches. The critical rhetorics that help shape their intersectional lens include: critical (mixed-)race, queer and queer of color, transfeminist, and critical disability/crip theories.

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 692Research
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 394Special Topics
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 442Identity, Perf, Human Comm
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 604Theory Construction in Comm
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 691Seminar
COM 692Research
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 692Research
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 607Contemporary Rhetorical Method
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 323Comm Approach Popular Culture
COM 442Identity, Perf, Human Comm
COM 604Theory Construction in Comm
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 692Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 442Identity, Perf, Human Comm
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 442Identity, Perf, Human Comm
COM 607Contemporary Rhetorical Method
COM 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 692Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 323Comm Approach Popular Culture
COM 442Identity, Perf, Human Comm
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 442Identity, Perf, Human Comm