O'Connor-García, Erin

Seeking Ph.D., Rhetoric & Language Studies


Hometown: Stevensville, MI

BA Degree: Communication - Mass Media, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

MA Degree: Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

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Current research interests:

Erin's research investigates the rhetoric of appearance and clothing. She examines liminal life moments and the use of clothing/appearance during these role-changes as communication and identity management.

Projected graduation: 2018
First Semester Mentor: Dr. Jurgen Streeck

Outside hobbies & interests:

Exploring Austin's many parks with my two dogs, cooking, kayaking, playing guitar, and knitting

What you think makes UT or Austin unique, cool, or "weird":

I can find people exercising everywhere, all the time, and I can find people drinking margaritas or micheladas everywhere, all the time.