Kathryn Cady

Associate Professor
Rhetoric and Public Communication
Faculty Advisor of the Women and Gender Advocacy Alliance


(Ph.D., University of Iowa)
Specialties: contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism, cultural studies, feminist and labor politics.

Latest Publications

  • Cady, K. A. & Oates, T. P. (2016). Family splatters: Rescuing heteronormativity from the zombie apocalypse. Women’s Studies in Communication, 38, 308-325.
  • Ho, E. Y., Cady, K. A., & Robles, J. (2016). A case study of the neti pot’s rise, Americanization, and rupture as integrative medicine in US media discourse. Health Communication, 31, 1181-1192.
  • Cady, K. A. (2013). Flexible labor: A feminist response to late twentieth century capitalism? Feminist Media Studies, 13, 395-414.
  • Cady, K. A. (2012). “Ann and Myself”: Rhetoric, silence, and sexualities at Lowell. Southern Communication Journal, 71, 24-44.
  • Cady, K. A., Brookey, R. A., & Powers, R. M. (2011). Seeing Dixie: Exposing patriarchy in an Internet meme. Women and Language (Alternative Scholarship). Retrieve from http://www.womenandlanguage.org/category/alternative-scholarship/
  • Cady, K. A. (2009). Labor and women’s liberation: Popular readings of The Feminine Mystique. Women’s Studies in Communication, 32, 348-379.
  • Cady, K. A. (2006). From drill sergeants to maternal negotiators: Mass-mediated business strategies in the 1980s. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 23, 57-76.
Kate Cady

Office: Reavis Hall 110
Email: kcady@niu.edu

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Department Chair

Mehdi Semati, Ph.D.