Dr. Brian Cozen
California State University, Fresno
Department of Communication
5201 North Maple Ave, Mail Stop SA 46
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Position: Assistant Professor (as of August 2017)
Education: Ph.D., University of Utah
Interests: Environmental Communication; Rhetorical Criticism; Energy Communication; Mobility Studies; Participatory Critical Rhetoric
Dr. Cozen joins the Department of Communication in August 2017. Dr. Cozen arrives from the Department of Communication Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he taught courses in Rhetorical Studies. Dr. Cozen’s research examines how communication mediates human-environment relationships, particularly in relation to energy practice. This research focus ranges from analyzing the television show Revolution and its collaboration with the United Nations’ energy access campaigns to interviews with nuclear energy professionals. His work can be found in Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication Theory, and Environmental Communication, among others. Dr. Cozen will be teaching courses in environmental communication and rhetoric, and is especially excited to teach pressing ecological issues in his home state of California.
Cozen, B. (2017). Facting fiction: Revolution, the United Nations, and cultural politics of electricity. Critical Studies in Media Communication. Online First. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2017.1325510
Endres, D., Cozen, B., Barnett, J. T., O’Byrne, M., & Peterson, T. R. (2016). Communicating energy in a climate (of) crisis. In E. L. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (pp. 419 –448). New York, NY: Routledge.