Allison R. Bonander

Allison Bonander
Lecturer Communication Studies


DR. ALLISON R. BONANDER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SPEECH & DEBATE PROGRAM AND LECTURER
, received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 with a specialization in Interpersonal and Family Communication with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research focuses on sex communication, family communication with an emphasis on LGBTQ family structures, and gender, sex and sexuality studies. She is the Associate Director of the Speech and Debate Program, as well as the Director of Interpretation Events for the UNL Speech and Debate Team.  Courses she teaches include Comm 101: Communication in the 21st Century.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATION AND CURRENT WORK:

Bonander, R. A., (2016). Family communication about sex: A qualitative analysis of gay and       lesbian parents’ parent-child sex communication.  A dissertation examining gay and          lesbian parents’ communication about sex and sexuality to their children.

Bonander, A. R., & Marsh, M. L. (2015).  Modern mimicry and YouTube: How technology has   influenced pedagogy and performance of poetry interpretation within competitive       forensics. Communication Studies, 66(4), 448-457.

Bonander, R. A.,  (2015, March) Parent child sex communication (PSCS): A historical     examination of adults coming out as homosexual to their children.  

TEACHING

Undergraduate
COMM 101: Communication in the 21st Century