Suzy D’Enbeau (Ph.D., Purdue University) is an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies. She teaches courses in organizational communication, gender and communication, and qualitative methods and analysis.
Suzy has over 20 publications in three main areas. The first research area looks at how social change organizations navigate competing goals in a variety of contexts ranging from domestic violence prevention to transnational feminist organizing. A second area problematizes dominant ways of thinking about, constructing, and performing gender in different organizational contexts and in popular culture. A third research area unpacks some of the challenges of qualitative inquiry in terms of analysis and researcher identity. Her work has appeared in leading journals such as Communication Monographs, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Management Inquiry, Qualitative Inquiry, and Women's Studies in Communication. Read her CV here.
Scholarly, Creative and Professional Activities
D’Enbeau, S., Villamil, A., & Helens-Hart, R. (2015). Transcending work-life tensions: A transnational feminist analysis of work and gender in the Middle East, North Africa, and India. Women’s Studies in Communication, 38, 273-294.
D’Enbeau, S., Munz, E., Wilson, S. R., & Dutta, M. J. (2013). Reflecting on evaluation research: Intersections of academy, community, and identity. Tamara: Journal for Critical Organizational Inquiry, 11, 53-66.
D’Enbeau, S., & Buzzanell, P. M. (2013). Constructing a feminist organization’s identity in a competitive marketplace: The intersection of ideology, culture, and image. Human Relations, 66, 1447-1470.
D'Enbeau, S., & Kunkel, A. (2013). (Mis)managed empowerment: Exploring paradoxes of practice in domestic violence prevention. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41, 141-159.
Ph.D., Purdue University, M.A. in Corporate Communication, Duquesne University, B.A. in Communication Studies, University of Pittsburgh