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Teresa Bergman

Professor and Chair
University Of The Pacific

The focus of my research is analyzing the changing representations of patriotism, nationalism, citizenship, and gender in the films and exhibits in public memory sites. My research incorporates an interdisciplinary methodology that includes rhetoric, documentary film theory, museum studies, memory studies, and critical/cultural studies. These varied theoretical approaches help to illuminate the intersection of location, memory, and representation. I have taught for twenty–seven years at the po

Biography

Publications

Bergman, T. Commemoration of Women in the U.S.: Remembering Women in Public Space.
Routledge Press, 2019.

Bergman, T. “The Portrait Monument’s Emblematic and Tortured History.” Rhetorics Haunting
the National Mall: Displaced and Ephemeral Public Memories. Roger Aden, ed., 135–
152. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Bergman, T. Exhibiting Patriotism: Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American
Historic Sites. Left Coast Press, 2013.

Bergman, T. “Can Patriotism Be Carved In Stone?: A Critical Analysis of Mt. Rushmore’s
Orientation Films.” Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks.
Thomas Patin, ed., 165–186. University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Bergman, T. and Cynthia Smith. “You Were on Indian Land: Alcatraz Island as Recalcitrant
Memory Space” Places of Public Memory: Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials.
Greg Dickinson, Brian Ott, And Carole Blair, eds., 160–188.  University of Alabama
Press, 2010.

Bergman, T. “The Political Symbolism in the Documentary Chisholm: Unbought & Unbossed.”
       Gender and Political Communication in America. Janis Edwards, ed., 187–199.
       Rowman, Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2009.

Bergman, T. “Documentary Film Theory,” Encyclopedia of Communication Theory.
Stephen Littlejohn and Karen Foss, eds., 318–321. Sage Publications, 2009.

Bergman, T.  “Can Patriotism Be Carved In Stone?: A Critical Analysis of Mt. Rushmore’s
Orientation Films.” Rhetoric and Public Address, Volume 11, No.1, 2008: 89–112.

Bergman, T.  “Personal Narrative, Dialogism and the Performance of ‘Truth’ in Complaints
       of a Dutiful Daughter.” Text and Performance Quarterly, Volume 24, No.1, (2004): 20–
       37.

Bergman, T.  “A Critical Analysis of the California State Railroad Museum’s Orientation Films.”
The Western Journal of Communication, Volume 67, No. 4, Fall (2003): 427–448.

Honors and Awards

Faculty Mentor Award, 2019 University of the Pacific

Faculty Research Lecturer Award 2015-16, University of the Pacific.

Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book of the Year Award, 2013 for Exhibiting Patriotism:
Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American Historic Sites

Pacific Fund Grant for research on Commemorating Women: Contemporary Patriotic Memorials
in the United States, 2015.

UOP Scholarly Artistic/Activity Grant for research on U.S. Commemoration of Women, 2013.

Pacific Fund Grant for research on the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic
Park, 2012.

Eberhardt Scholarly Fellowship for research on completing Exhibiting Patriotism book
Manuscript, 2011

UOP Scholarly Artistic/Activity Grant for research on “Lessons in Symbolism in the
Lincoln Memorial’s Orientation Films,” 2008.

Awarded a one course reduction for the 2007–8 academic year from the UOP Communication
Department to complete work on the remaining chapters for my book, Exhibiting
Patriotism: Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American Historic Sites

California State University, Chico Office of Special Projects provided funding for a
research trip to The Alamo for paper on “How To Remember The Alamo,” 2006.

California State University, Chico Research Foundation Summer Scholar Award for
“Submerged Patriotism: A Critical Analysis of the USS Arizona Memorial’s Orientation
Films,” 2005.

California State University, Chico Research Foundation Summer Scholar Award for “Can
Patriotism Be Carved In Stone?: A Critical Analysis of Mt. Rushmore’s Orientation
Films,” 2003.

Top competitive paper for the International Communication Association Conference in the
Popular Communication Division, “Fashionably Objective: When the Politics of Epistemology Encounter Progressive Political Documentary Representation,” 2002.

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching grant for paper presentation at the National
Communication Association Conference, 2001.

Top competitive paper for the Western States Communication Conference panel in Media
Studies, “The Rhetoric of Documentary Film and Mythic Representation: In the Shadow
of the Stars,” 2000.

Research grant from Women’s Consortium on Research, UC Davis, 1999.

Teaching Assistant Consultant Program, UC Davis, 1999 – 2000.

Doctoral Incentive/Forgivable Loan from the California State University 1997.
First place in San Francisco State Screenwriting Contest for Master’s thesis Flip
Side, 1991.

Accepted for the Squaw Valley Writers’ conference in the Screenwriting group, 1994.

Professional Service Related to Scholarship

Editorial Boards
Editorial Board for the Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2016–present.

Associate Editor for the Western Journal of Communication, 2006–Present.

Editorial Board for Women’s Studies in Communication journal, 2013–Present.

Editorial Board for Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2015–Present.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Memory Studies, Communication studies, history and rhetoric of documentary film, critical and qualitative research methodologies, media criticism, and film/video production

Personal Interests

    Visiting new museums, checking out public memory sites, watching new documentary films

Books