University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
Loreen Olson (Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln) conducts research on gender, family, and interpersonal communication, focusing on the dark side of communication and the communicative management of identities on the margins. She has published on the dark side of family communication, intimate partner violence, campus sexual assault, the discourse of motherhood, family secrets, verbal aggressiveness, and the luring communication of child sexual predators. Her current projects examine 1.) intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury, 2.) the discourse of the breast-is-best paradigm and hegemonic mothering, and 3.) graduate students’ experiences with sexual harassment.