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

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Jonathan Doe
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Brittain Hall 305

Spring 2020 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:30pm

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 also received an M.A. in Communication Studies and a B.A. in Organizational Communication and Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University. After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Cramer worked for a year as an Assistant Professor at Indiana University East before coming to Coastal Carolina University. Her research focuses on critical rhetorical approaches to the analysis of intercultural communication and whiteness studies specifically in media and sport. She also examines whiteness and pedagogy, advocating for more just instructional practices in higher education. Her research can be found in Communication Studies, Howard Journal of Communications, Communication & Sport, and The Forensic. Dr. Cramer teaches courses related to communication and sport, race, rhetoric, intercultural communication, and relational communication.

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. (2019). Whiteness and the postracial imaginary in Disney’s Zootopia. Howard Journal of Communications. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2019.1666070. Retrieved from

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Postracism mythology: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s “heroic” banishment of racism from the NBA. Communication and Sport. 7(3), 271-291.  doi: 10.1177/216749518769895

Cramer, L. M. (2019). Cam Newton and Russell Westbrook’s symbolic resistance to whiteness in the NFL and NBA. Howard Journal of Communications. 30(1), 57 75. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2018.1439421

Cramer, L. M. (2016). The whitening of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’Communication Studies67(4), 474-487. doi:10.1080/10510974.2016.1205640

González, A., & Cramer, L. M. (2016). Building toward inclusion: A response to forum essays. Communication Education65(1), 125-127. doi:10.1080/03634523.2015.1110606

Cramer, L. M. (2015). Teaching the foundations of media literacy in the basic communication course. The Forensic100, 13-32.

Research Interests

Dr. Cramer’s research is focused on critical rhetorical approaches to the analysis of intercultural communication and whiteness studies specifically in the areas of media and sport. She is interested in how dominant racial and gender ideologies are constructed, negotiated, and perpetuated through sport and/or media discourses Relatedly, she seeks to examine and critique research and pedagogical practices that construct, negotiate, and/or maintain dominant racial and gender ideologies.