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Lisa A Flores

 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Professor, Department of Communication; Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Media, Communication, and Information, University of Colorado


Lisa is Professor and Associate Dean. Her interests lie in rhetoric and critical race/gender/queer studies. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three national book prizes for Deportable and Disposable: Public Rhetoric and the Making of the “Illegal” Immigrant and is active on campus and in professional organizations.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Flores’ journey

Selected readings

Flores, L. A. (2020). Deportable and Disposable: Public Rhetoric & the Making of “Illegality”. Penn State University Press.

Flores, L. A., & Villarreal, M. A. (2020). Unmasking “ignorance”. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 106(3), 310-315.

Flores, Lisa A. (2018). Laboring to belong: Differentiation, spatial relocation, and the ironic presence of (un)documented immigrants in the united farm workers’ ‘Take Our Jobs’ campaign, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 21(3), 447-480.

Flores, L. A., & Sims, C. D. L. (2016). The zero-sum game of race and the familiar strangeness of President Obama. Southern Communication Journal, 81(4), 206-222.

Flores, L.A., Orbe, M.P., & Allen, Brenda J. (Eds.). (2008). Intercultural Communication in a Transnational World: International and Intercultural Communication Annual. Washington DC: National Communication Association.


Watch Prof. Flores present on “Border Spectacles and the Im/Mobilities of Rhetorical Race Making” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Flores’ insights about her professional journeys in El Café Latinx podcast