Faculty & Staff
Constance Gordon is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Broadly, she examines how power and resistance are organized in spaces undergoing social, economic, and ecological transformation. This research engages environmental communication and cultural studies, organizational communication and critical rhetorical studies, as well as food studies, social movements, and critical geography. Her recent projects analyze the challenges and possibilities of organizing for food and environmental justice in gentrifying cities as well as land- and place-based advocacy. Constance received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder where she also earned Graduate Certificates in Development Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her work has been recognized with the National Communication Association Environmental Communication Division’s Top Dissertation Award, and with a collaborator, the Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication. At SF State, Constance teaches courses on environmental rhetoric, organizations and organizing, and leadership for social change.