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Celeste Condit

Emeritus Faculty
Distinguished Research Professor
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Women's Studies

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624 Caldwell Hall

Celeste Condit serves the department and the university as a Distinguished Research Professor. She is currently expanding her understanding of the possibilities for global politics.  She is working to integrate biological and symbolic facets of human being in theories of human experience and human social structures. She has recently studied public understanding of genetics and public communication about genetics, with emphasis in gene-environment interaction and "race."  She teaches Science Communication, Communication in Government, and Rhetoric and Society.  Topics of recent graduate seminars include introduction to rhetorical theory, pathos, rhetoric of economics, and Burke.

Transilience: The Transilience Project website includes a manuscript describing an orientation to matter, which argues that matter arranged in fundamentally different ways--physical, biological, and symbolic--evinces fundamentally different capacities and properties. This model materialist perspective is then applied to questions of human society.

Curriculum Vitae:
Articles Featuring Celeste Condit

Dr. Celeste Condit has been granted the status of University Professor Emeritus by President Jere Morehead and the University of Georgia. Dr. Condit came to the university in 1989 and retired in July 2022. Her career here has been, as UGA Head…

The Communication Studies Graduate Forum has named Dr. Celeste Condit as the recipient of the 2021 Faculty Excellence Award. This award acknowledges the work that Dr. Condit has put into ensuring that graduate students have the necessary support to progress…

The Department of Communication is pleased to announce that Dr. Celeste M. Condit has been honored by the 2018 Public Address Conference. The biennial PAC has a long tradition of recognizing scholars who have influenced the field in profound and far-reaching…

Distinguished Research Professor Celeste Condit will be giving a keynote address at the Scandinavian Rhetoric Society conference on September 27, 2017. The address, entitled “Making Angry Public Rhetorics Work Better for Us,” builds upon Dr. Condit's…

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