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  • Welcome and Overview

  • Welcome to my website! 

    This website houses information about my teaching, research, and community outreach (follow the tabs at the top of this page). Please be in touch or 303-871-4492 if you are interested in studying at DU or in discussing one of my research talk/ discussion-facilitations. Please see my longer statement of Research History on the Research tab for information about my program of research.  The Department of Communication Studies offers a BA, MA, and PhD. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting my pages!  

  • Academic Research Profiles


    Elizabeth A. Suter University of Denver Research Gate



    Elizabeth A. Suter, University of Denver Academia

  • Biographical Description

  • Elizabeth A. Suter (PhD, University of Illinois) is Professor of Communication Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Affiliate Faculty at the University of Denver. She identifies as a feminist, social-justice-oriented interpersonal and family communication scholar. She views the family as a politicized institution animated by the broader discursive, material, and political environment. Areas of expertise include transracial, international adoption; family diversity; and relational dialectics theory. She developed the Critical Interpersonal and Family Communication (CIFC) framework, calling for the centering of power, praxis, and reflexivity in contemporary studies of relationships and families. Her scholarly identity embraces the University of Denver’s commitment to being a great private university dedicated to the public good. She conducts classroom-based community-engaged research projects with non-profits to address social issues in the Denver metro. Her research appears in outlets including Communication Theory, Communication Monographs, Journal of Social and Personal RelationshipsJournal of Family CommunicationWomen and Language, Sex Roles, and Journal of Family Issues, among others.

This portfolio last updated: 28-Jul-2022 8:50 AM