Margaret M. Quinlan (Ph.D., Ohio University) is an Associate Professor of Communication and a Core Faculty Member of the Health Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received the Bonnie E. Cone Early Career Professorship in Teaching (2015-2018). Her scholarly work explores the organizing of health care resources and work opportunities for people with lived differences. Her research agenda is shaped by questions such as:
- How organizations do the work of social movements?
- How do organizations stretch beyond biomedical approaches to redress health related concerns and inequities?
- How can aesthetic rationalities and embodied performances integrate under-represented populations in community life?
- How do organizations define and create difference through their communicative practices?
- What subject positions arise or are deterred by organizing practices?
- How do material, corporeal, and broader social forces shape organizing possibilities?
- What are the material consequences of organizing patterns and practices?
Dr. Quinlan has published in Health Communication, Text & Performance Quarterly, Disability Studies Quarterly, Communication Education, Journal of Research in Special Education Needs, and Journal of Holistic Nursing.
- B.S., Marist College
- M.S., Illinois State University
- Ph.D., Ohio University
Areas of Interest
- Health, Organizational and Performative Communication
- Ethnography, Narrative/Interpretive/Rhetorical/Feminist Analyses
- Social justice issues that affect marginalized populations including disability-rights and gender inequities
- Introduction to Communication Theory
- Interpersonal Health Communication
- Gendered Health Communication
- Core Faculty, Interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program
- Faculty Associate, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics
- Affiliate Faculty, Public Health Sciences Ph.D. Program
- Research Affiliate, Women + Girls Research Alliance
Research-Projects and Service
- The Courage of Creativity documentary series (Associate Producer)
- DooR to DooR: Bringing Inspiration and Solace Through the Arts
- The Dancing Wheels Company & School
- Women’s Reproductive Health