BiographyCurrently an Assistant Professor at UNLV, Emma Frances Bloomfield graduated from the University of Southern California with a PhD in Communication and a focus in Rhetoric, Politics, and Publics. She is a communication studies scholar and a rhetorician interested in scientific controversies, specifically at the intersection of public understanding of science, identity, the environment, religion, technology, and the body in the public sphere.
Her dissertation addressed the intersection of science and religion in controversies over climate change and human origins. Her other work addresses environmental memory places, religious tourist attractions, documentary films, digital communication, and political rhetoric around themes of argument, identity, and narrative.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Emma Frances Bloomfield (PhD, University of Southern California) specializes in scientific and technical communication, scientific controversies, and strategies to improve science communication and public understanding of science.