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Faculty and Staff

Chase Aunspach

Title: Instructor of Speech Communications
Department: Division of Arts & Letters
USC Sumter
Email: AUNSPACH@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: Call or Text 803-757-0414
Office: Arts & Letters Building, Room 112
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Teaches or has taught the following courses

SPCH 140 Public Communication

SPCH 145 Online Public Communication

Education

ABD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015

B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2013

Publications

Kelly, C. R., & C. Aunspach. (2020). “Incels, Compulsory Sexuality, and Fascist Masculinity.” Feminist Formations, 32(3), 145—172. https://doi.org/10.1353/ff.2020.0044

Aunspach, C. (2020). “‘Discrete’ and Looking (to Profit): Homoconnectivity on Grindr.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 37(1): 43–57. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2019.1690157

Recent Presentations

Aunspach, C. (2020, November). “Queering the Map and Mapping Queerness: Toward a Hyperobject/ionable Criticism.” Paper to be presented to the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Indianapolis, IN.

Kelly, C. R., & C. Aunspach. (2020, November). “Incels, Compulsory Sexuality, and Queer Un/Makings.” Paper to be presented to the Feminist and Gender Studies Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Indianapolis, IN. Top Papers Panel.

Aunspach, C. (2019, November). “From the Gay Bar to the Search Bar: Homoconnectivity and Extraction on Grindr.” Paper presented to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Baltimore, MD. Top Student Papers Panel.

Aunspach, C. (2019, April). “Taking the Bull(sh*t) by the Horns: r/RedPillWomen and the Entrepreneurship of the Relational Marketplace.” Paper presented to the Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association. Omaha, NE. Top Panel.

Aunspach, C. (2018, November). “Swarming around r/Place: Joyous Affect and the Multitude’s (Dis)play on Reddit.” Paper presented to the Critical and Cultural Studies Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Awards

Top Papers Panel. (2020). NCA Feminist and Gender Studies Division.

Top Student Papers Panel. (2019). NCA GLBTQ Communication Studies Division.

Top Panel. (2019). CSCA Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group.

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. (2018). U. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept. of Comm. Studies.

Top Paper. (2017). NCA Kenneth Burke Society.

Folsom Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. (2016). U. of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Graduate Student Leadership Award. (2016). U. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept. of Comm. Studies.

Top Student Paper. (2016). NCA GLBTQ Communication Studies Division.


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