Mairi Pileggi, PhD

Mairi Pileggi, Gender Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Dominican Beat, Multi-Media Journalism

Mairi Pileggi, Ph.D.
222 Angelico Hall
[email protected]

Ph.D. Temple University, 1998


My research focuses on how we communicate about the environment, especially how power relations play out in our practices. My feminist praxis informs my research and my teaching. Social justice and civic engagement are at the heart of my work.


Communication & Media Studies
Research Methods in Communication
Communication Theory
Digital Storytelling
Gender & Communication
News Writing & Reporting

Environmental Communication
Environmental Communication
Environmental Advocacy
Sense of Place
Toxic Bodies

Gender Studies
Feminism & Ecology
Gender & Narrative: Feminist Oral History
Principles of Gender Studies
Development of Gender Concepts & Needs
The Gendered Body

Graduate Courses:
Humanities Pro-seminar
Gender & Media
Research Methods


Pileggi, M. (2014). Activities and Exercises for Teaching the Four Features of Complexity: Baking with Complexity. In Teaching big history. (pp. 86-7) Simon, R, Behmand, M. & Burke, T. (Eds). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Pileggi, M., Carson, R., & King, N. (2012). “The Tomales Bay Watershed Council: A model for collective action.” In H. Karl, M. Flaxman, J.C. Vargas-Moreno, & P.L. Scarlet (Eds.), Restoring and sustaining lands: coordinating science, politics, and action. (pp. 443-455) New York, NY: Springer.

Stewart, C., & Pileggi, M. (2011). “Conceptualizing community: implications for policymaking in a cyber age.” In Fuller, L. (Ed.), The power of global community media. (pp. 235-45) New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Stewart, C., Gil-Egui, G., Yan Tian, & Pileggi, M. (2006). Framing the Digital Divide: A comparison of US and EU policy approaches" New Media & Society 8(5) , 731-751.

Pileggi, M., Stewart, C., & Gil-Egui, G., (2005). Constituting women’s subjectivity in cyberspace. Electronic Journal of Communication 15(3-3). Paper 18.

Stewart, C. Gil-Egui, G., & Pileggi, M., (2004). The City Park as Public Good Reference for Internet Policymaking. Information, Communication & Society 7(3), 337-363.

Stewart C., Gil-Egui, G., & Pileggi, M., (2004). Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to the Governance of Content-Related Internet Resources. Gazette: The International Journal of Communication Studies. 66(6), 497-515.

Pileggi, M., & Patton, C., (2003). Introduction: Pierre Bourdieu and cultural studies” Cultural Studies. 17(3-4), 313-325. Guest editor


“Storytelling as Action.” National Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. November 2014. Presenter and chief organizer of the pre-conference session.

“Compassion at the Interstices: Animals and Oppression through a Feminist Lens. 13th Biennial Dominican Colloquium, Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY. June 2014.

“Wandering from Wilderness.” Conference on Communication and the Environment, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2013.

“A Travel Guide: for the journey from Berkeley to Point Reyes National Seashore” & excursion. Conference on Ecopoetics. Berkeley, CA February 2013.

“Creative Approaches to Social Justice in the Feminist Classroom.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA. November 2012.

“Wilderness: Voicing a Frame of Exclusion.” National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. November 2011.

“Connecting to the Future through Transformative Action: Co-creating Engaged Learning Environments through Integrative, Interdisciplinary Inquiry.” Global Positioning Essential learning, student success and the currency of U.S. Degrees, 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, San Francisco, CA. January 2011.

“’Made in Marin’: Constructing taste, shaping a place of consumption.” National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. November 2010.

Reconfiguring knowledge, action and power relations. International Communication Association, San Francisco, 2007.