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Christian Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Matricaria 4005D

(P) 617.879.5975


School of Arts and Sciences


PhD & MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA, Beloit College

Research Interests

Interpersonal Communication
Language and Social Interaction
Health Communication


Nelson, C. K. (2005). A Re-Affirmation of the Intent and Accuracy of Classifying communibiology's Texts. Communication Theory, 15, 485-494.

Nelson, C. K. (2004). Classifying communibiology's texts: Implications for genre theory. Communication Theory, 14(2), 142-166.

Nelson, C. K. (2001). The haunting of communication research by dead metaphors: For reflexive analyses of the communication research literature. Language and Communication, 21, 245-262.

Nelson, C. K. (2001). If it sounds too good to be true, it is: A Wittgensteinian approach to the conflict literature. Language and Communication, 21, 1-22.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

National Communication Association