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Rachael Thompson, BA

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Vitae​

E-mail: Rachael Thompson
Office Location: Plaza 110
Phone: please contact via email

Areas of ExpertiseMedia studies, visual rhetoric

Education & Degrees

BFA, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Photography, The Ohio State University


Rachael Thompson is a MA candidate in communication at University of Colorado Denver. Her research interests include media erotics and vernacular media texts. She is particularly interested in texts that cross boundaries and create discomfort for viewers.

Rachael is the Coordinator of Student Recruitment and Enrollment for the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. She also serves as the Communication Coordinator for the Exempt Professional Assembly at the university. 

Select Publications

Thompson, R. L. (2013, June 17) The Seductive Killing Screen. In the moment. Retrieved from:

Conference Participation

Thompson, R.L. (2013, November). Coping with Fatal Illness: The Public Performance of Illness on Avery’s Bucket List. Paper accepted to the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Thompson, R.L. (2013, February). Panelist. Object-centered criticism: The diverse rhetorical mechanisms of contemporary cinema. Western States Communication Association annual convention, Reno, NV. Feb. 15-19. 

Courses Taught

COMM 1021 Introduction to Media Studies
COMM 2050 Business and Professional Speaking