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ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication announces new assistant professor

Benny LeMaster

Benny LeMaster

August 06, 2018

Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication has announced that Benny LeMaster, assistant professor of communication, has recently joined the faculty at the school.  

LeMasterLeMaster uses the pronouns they/them/their. earned their PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where they completed their dissertation titled “Queer Intersectionality: Queering the Limits of Identity Studies in Critical Intercultural Communication Research.” LeMaster received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University Long Beach.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. LeMaster to our school,” said Daniel Brouwer, associate professor and chair of the faculty search committee. “In their research and creative activities, Dr. LeMaster is one of the few scholars in communication studies who works at the convergence of performance, rhetoric, and intercultural communication, from both critical and interpretive perspectives. Further, Benny has extensive teaching experience, and we look forward to their contributions to our coursework in gender and sexuality studies, culture and intersectionality, and much more." 

“I am excited and honored to join the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication’s vibrant community of learners, thinkers, and creators that I have long admired,” LeMaster said. “Moreover, I am thrilled to teach Performance, Identity, and Human Communication (COM 442) in the fall where we will learn theories of performance and perform theories of identity.”