Karrin Vasby Anderson is a professor of communication studies at CSU, where she serves as director of graduate studies and teaches courses in rhetoric, political communication and gender and communication. Anderson studies U.S. political culture, gender and the U.S. presidency, and political pop culture.
She is coauthor of the books Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture and Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity. She is the editor of Women, Feminism, and Pop Politics: From “Bitch” to “Badass” and Beyond. She has published articles in scholarly journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Women’s Studies in Communication, Communication Quarterly and White House Studies. She blogs and is consulted as a political communication expert by local, national and international media outlets. Anderson is a recipient of the National Communication Association’s James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address; the Outstanding Book Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender; the Outstanding Mentor in Master’s Education Award from NCA’s Master’s Education Section; the Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award in Political Communication from NCA’s Political Communication Division; the Organization for Research on Women and Communication’s Feminist Scholarship Award; and the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women in Politics.