Jointly appointed between Communication Studies and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, E Cram earned a PhD in Communication and Culture at Indiana University in 2015, with concentrations in Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Rhetoric and Public Culture. Dr. Cram’s scholarship examines the social production of nature through sexuality, health, disability, race, and settler colonialism, working in turn through disciplinary intersections of cultural studies, queer & trans studies and the environmental/energy humanities. Their current book project, Violent Inheritance: Sexuality, Land, and the Making of the North American West (under contract with the University of California Press) examines the convergence between histories of sexuality, land use, violence and environmental memory. Their essays have appeared in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies in Communication, among others, in addition to Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Rural Queer Studies (New York University Press, 2016). Dr. Cram is the 2014 recipient of the Stephen Lucas Debut Publication Award from the National Communication Association.
In the department, Dr. Cram teaches undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in: gender, sexuality, and space; movements, protest, and resistance; rhetoric and the body; queer geographies; place, power, and public culture.