Linsay M. Cramer - Coastal Carolina University
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Linsay M. Cramer, Ph.D.

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Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” - Dr. Cornel West


Dr. Linsay M. Cramer earned her Ph.D. in 2017 from the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Dr. Cramer grew up on a third-generation family farm in Unionville, Michigan before earning her B.A. and M.A. from Western Michigan University. Her research is centered in critical intercultural communication and racial and critical rhetorical criticism. Her research examines the discursive constructions of race, whiteness, and postracism, and their intersections with gender in mediated sport and various forms of film, TV, and popular culture. She also studies whiteness and critical pedagogy, advocating for more just instructional practices in higher education. Dr. Cramer recently received the Top Faculty Paper Award with her co-author, Dr. Gabe Cruz, in the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association (2020) for their project entitled, “Whiteness, masculinity, and amorality in Netfilix’s The Punisher.” Dr. Cramer teaches courses related to communication and sport, race, rhetoric, media, culture, persuasion, media literacy, and research methods.


Ph.D. in Media & Communication, Bowling Green State University (2017)

Interesting Facts

Dr. Cramer lived in Slovakia and Germany for three years with her husband Steve while he played European professional basketball.


Critical intercultural communication, communication and sport, whiteness, rhetoric, critical pedagogy, racial and gender inequities in the NFL and NBA.

Recent Publications

Cramer, L. M., & Donofrio, A. (2021). Threatening whiteness: “Angry Russell” and the rhetoricity of race. Rhetoric Society Quarterly51(2), 152-166, doi: 10.1080/02773945.2021.1877802   

González, A., Heumann, A., & Cramer, L. M. (2021). Draining the democracy: Donald J. Trump and anti-Immigrant rhetoric. In A. Angel, N. Gómez, and M. L. Butterworth (Eds.). Rhetorics of democracy in the Americas. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press. 

Cramer, L. M. (2020). Whiteness and the postracial imaginary in Disney’s ZootopiaHoward Journal of Communications31(3), 264-281, doi: 10.1080/10646175.2019.1666070 

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Postracism mythology: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s “heroic” banishment of racism from the NBA. Communication and Sport7(3), 271-291. doi: 

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Cam Newton and Russell Westbrook’s symbolic resistance to whiteness in the NFL and NBA. Howard Journal of Communications30(1), 57 75. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2018.1439421 

González, A., & Cramer, L. M. (2018). Dialogue and intercultural communication pedagogy. In A. Atay and S. Toyosaki (Eds.),Critical intercultural communication pedagogy, pp. 117-226. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

González, A., & Cramer, L. M.(2016). Building toward inclusion: A response to forum essays. Communication Education,65(1), 125-127. doi:10.1080/03634523.2015.1110606 

Cramer, L. M. (2016). The whitening of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’Communication Studies67(4), 474-487. doi: 

Research Interests

Rhetorical criticism, critical intercultural communication, whiteness studies, postracism, popular media, sport, critical communication pedagogy

Teaching Areas 

Sports Communication, research methods, pedagogy, persuasion, intercultural communication, race, rhetoric, media, media literacy.