Professor, Communication, Media and Culture
All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others.” - George Orwell
Deborah Cunningham Breede, a Professor of Communication, teaches communication, women’s and gender studies, and graduate courses at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in Conway, South Carolina. Dr. Breede is the coordinator for graduate programming in the Department of Communication, Media & Culture and is a four time recipient of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which is given to faculty who receive outstanding teaching evaluations from their students. Her primary research, teaching, and service interests focus on the formation, development, maintenance, and challenges of community within a variety of contexts - including interpersonal and familial relationships, educational and community collaborations, and other sites of community building.
Ph.D., in Communication, University of South Florida (2005)
M.A., in Communication, Florida Atlantic University (1999)
B.S., in Education, Concentrations in English, Speech, Journalism, Drama (1980)
2018-2019 Student-Athlete Faculty Member of the Year as voted upon by CCU student-athletes
2010-2011 Patricia Singleton Young Award for Outstanding Student Advocacy awarded by CCU Office of Student Activities and Leadership
2009-2010 ZONTA Gold Star Award awarded by ZONTA International
2008-2009 Dwight L. Freshley Outstanding New Teacher Award awarded by the Southern States Communication Association
2007-2008 Distinguished Advisor of the Year Award awarded by CCU Office of Student Activities and Leadership
Davis, C. S. & Breede, D. C. (2019). Living through death: Communication at end of life. (Forthcoming: Book – Editorial Review.) Under contract with Routledge Publishing.
Breede, D. C. & Davis, C. S. (2018). “Holistic Ethnography.” (Invited Encyclopedia Entry – Editorial Review.) Under contract with Wiley & Sons. International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods Edited by Jörg Matthes, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA.
Breede, D. C. (2018). “Feminist Research Methods.” (Invited Encyclopedia Entry – Editorial Review.) Under contract with Wiley & Sons. International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods Edited by Jörg Matthes, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA.
Breede, D. C. (2018). “Communication Activism.” (Invited Encyclopedia Entry – Editorial Review.) Under contract with Wiley & Sons. International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods Edited by Jörg Matthes, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
Purnell, D. & Breede, D. C. (2017). Travelling the Third Place: Conferences as Third Places. (Journal Article, Blind Peer Review, Interdisciplinary international journal.) Journal of Space and Culture. Article first published online: November 15, 2017
Erdely, J. L. & Breede, D. C. (2017). Tales from the Tailgate: Identity and Spatial Transformations during Musical Pilgrimage, (Journal Article, Blind Peer Review, Interdisciplinary international journal.) Journal of Fandom Studies, 5 (1) , 43-62. (Nominated for NCA Ethnography Division Best Journal Article, 2015-2017).
Breede, D. C., Davis, C. S., & Warren-Findlow, J. (2016). Absence, Revision, and the Other: Rhetorics of South Carolina Antebellum Tourism Sites. (Journal Article, Blind Peer Review, Interdisciplinary international journal – Special Issue). Journal of Hate Studies, 13(1) , 17-42.
Davis, C. S., & Breede, D. (2015). Holistic ethnography: Embodiment, emotion, contemplation, and dialogue in ethnographic fieldwork. (Journal Article, Blind Peer Review, Interdisciplinary international journal.) Published. Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 1(2) , 977-99l.
Cunningham Breede, D. & Houbion, B. (2014). The twinning of advocacy and activism. (Invited Webinar – Editorial Review). Air/Publication Date: December 11, 2014; Available at: http://youtube/CY6kVL9uaE4. ZONTA International.
Cunningham Breede, D. (2013). Performing and analyzing gendered nonverbal communication. (Book chapter – Editorial Review). Published. Gender matters: Activities for teaching about gender and sexuality. E. Ribarsky and M. Murphy, Editors, University of Illinois Springfield – Rowman and Littlefield, Publisher, 185-191.
Cunningham Breede, D. (2013). ReMembering mother: Reconstituting voice and identity through narrative with Alzheimer’s patients. (Article, Blind Peer Review Interdisciplinary international journal). The Journal of Loss and Trauma, 18 (5) 461-471.
Cunningham Breede, D. (2012). Negotiating dialectics in a communication activism collaboration. (Article, Blind Peer Review, Discipline specific national journal). Published. Qualitative Communication Research, 1 (4) 405-432.
Cunningham Breede, D. (2012). The Experimental Music Project: A tribute to Bud Goodall. (Invited essay, Editorial Review, Edited Collection). Published. In de la Garza, S. A., Krizek, R. L., & Trujillo, N. (Eds.). Celebrating Bud: A Festschrift Honoring the Life and Work of H. L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr. Tempe, AZ: Innovative Inquiry. 65-69.
Women’s and Gender Studies; Graduate Studies
Communication Theory, Undergraduate and Graduate Research Methods, Communication Activism, Gender Studies, Senior Capstone - Thesis
The formation and maintenance and community in a variety of contexts; family, education, activism and advocacy, death and dying, tourism