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Angela Gist-Mackey
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Primary office:
Bailey Hall, room #116E
University of Kansas, Lawrence


Angela N. Gist-Mackey (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas with an expertise in organizational communication. She is an interpretive critical scholar that largely researches issues of social mobility and power in organized contexts. Her program of research frequently combines three areas of interest: social class, social identity, and organizational culture. She has published ethnographic research that analyzed the experiences of the unemployed across social class groups while they managed joblessness through organizational memberships. She has also examined the identity work and negotiation of individuals’ experiences as they cope with social mobility and/or stigma. Her scholarship has been published in outlets such as Organization Studies, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, and the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication among other outlets. Dr. Gist-Mackey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational communication about topics including social identity and stigma, organizational culture, relational dynamics in the workplace, and qualitative methodology. Feel free to visit her professional website to learn more:

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