Dr. Dana L. Cloud (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992) is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of feminist, Marxist, and postmodern theory; social movements, particularly labor; race and gender in media; and rhetorical criticism. Her articles have appeared in Communication and Critical Cultural Studies, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Cultural Critique, and numerous anthologies. She is the author of two books, Consolation and Control in Popular and Political Culture: Rhetorics of Therapy (Sage, 1999) and We ARE the Union: Democracy and Dissent at Boeing (University of Illinois, 2011) and co-editor of one other, Marxism and Communication Studies: The Point Is To Change It (Peter Lang, 2006). A longtime activist for social justice, she lives in Austin with her family and pets.