Faculty & Staff
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Professor Alaoui (Ph.D., University of Denver) is a professor of rhetoric, social media, social movements and social change, and coordinator of graduate studies in the department of communication studies at San Francisco State University. Her research engages critical rhetoric, political communication, digital technology and emerging media, gender and sexuality studies, transnational feminism and social change in a variety of contexts, including social movements, new media, political discourse, and pop culture. More particularly, Dr. Alaoui’s scholarship considers how the often non-normative, un-institutionalized voices of resistance work to change their communities, and how normative or institutionalized discourses reinforce their ability to maintain power.