Jaime Robb
Dr. Jaime RobbMarquette University

Johnston Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-8287
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Communication Studies


Ph.D. University of South Florida (2020)
M.A. University of South Florida (2016)
B.A. Florida Atlantic University (2013)

Courses Taught

Advanced Public Engagement
Health Communication
Ethics in Human Communication

Research Interests

Health rhetoric, culture and marginalization: My focus as a researcher starts by centering language as consequential to the human experience. My research investigates the role of rhetorical communication in shaping the rituals and sense-making necessary for marginalized groups and individuals to maintain their health and wellness. Specifically, I situate culture as a process that deals with how collectives’ respond to local changes. I document and theorize about undocumented immigrants’ health.  by engaging in dialogues between myself and research participants. My interest is to illuminate how rhetorical communication practices situates health disparities for certain cultural bodies due to cultural, economic, political and social inequities.

Reflexivity as methodology: Reflexivity as a communicative concept constantly questions what effect research will have on the lives of those being researched. It is important to recognize the responsibility I have as a researcher to foster co-learning relationships with those individuals I look to engage. In order to build trust with participants and move towards building and sustaining a sense of solidarity with those I look to represent I have to constantly engage in an act of bending back. This means that in order to best represent marginalized groups and avoid potential negative consequences for community members, I must continually re-interrogate my motives, goals, methods, and relationship with this research topic.

Professional Affiliations

GCA, Graduate Communication Association (2014-present)
SSCA, Southern States Communication Association (2014-present)
NCA, National Communication Association (2017-present)
QI, Qualitative Inquiry Association (2015 - present)
Vice President of Kenneth Burke Society (SSCA) (2020-present)


Bell, T. & Morales, A., & Robb, J. (2018). Communities of practice, media dependency, and surveillance: A virtual search for supremacy in fantasy football. Reconstruction Online Journal.

Robb, J. (Accepted). Universal “post-AIDS” discourse: A rhetorical end game. In A. Basu, A. Spieldenner, & P. Dillon (Eds.), Post-AIDS Discourse in Health Communication: Sociocultural Interpretations, Routledge: NY


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