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Speakers » Elizabeth Spradley

  • Assistant Professor

  • Stephen F. Austin State University

Elizabeth L. Spradley, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Communication Studies at SFASU, where she teaches courses in health, interpersonal, group, and professional communication. She serves as an editorial board member for the Intima, a narrative medicine journal, and enjoys research and writing that blend interests in narrative, health, crisis, and religion.

Volunteerism in Hurricane Harvey: A narrative analysis of social media messages to coordinate, inspire, and activate faith-based volunteer responders

Narratalogical appeals relying on religious ethics of communality and self-sacrifice reveal how faith-based organizations mobilized volunteers via social media in the response to Hurricane Harvey.