Professor, Communication and Emerging Media
Program Coordinator, M.S. in Communication and Media
Evening Program Coordinator, B.A. in Communication and Media
Department: College of Communication and Design
Phone: +1 561-237-7794
Fax: +1 561-237-7097
Valeria Fabj is currently the editor of "Women's Studies in Communication." Her research focuses on the public sphere as a forum in which traditionally marginalized groups can gain a voice and affect public praxis. Her belief is that citizens can be empowered and reclaim some of the decision-making power that is often abdicated to experts. Fabj focuses on two primary areas: how marginalized groups, and especially women, can draw on the personal sphere to bring about significant changes in the public sphere (both in this country and abroad), and how issues can be argued in different spheres as in the case of medical activists who politicize issues traditionally relegated to the technical sphere.
B.S., Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Valeria Fabj believes in creating a community of scholars, encouraging students to actively participate in class and to learn from one another as well as from her. She wants her students to acquire a love for learning and for thinking critically. These are skills they will use throughout their lives, regardless of what program of study they might choose or what profession they will enter.
Rhetorical theory and criticism
Communication and social change
Areas of scholarship
Marginalized groups in the personal, public and technical spheres