A look at interracial romance

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 28, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Erin Brummett, assistant professor of communication studies, will examine the role of race in interracial romantic relationships as part of Bloomsburg University’s Communication Studies Scholarship Symposium. The presentation, “ ‘Race doesn’t matter’: A Dialogic Analysis of Interracial Romantic Partners’ Stories about Racial Differences,” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 3237. Admission is free and open to the public.

Brummett earned her doctorate in communication studies from the University of Iowa and her master’s degree from the University of Delaware. Her research on communication surrounding alternative romantic relationships, information and privacy management, and social support processes has appeared in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and the Western Journal of Communication. She served as an ad hoc reviewer for Personal Relationships and Health Communication and a conference paper reviewer for the National Communication Association. At BU, she is an adviser to the BU Forensics Team and a Center for Leadership and Engagement workshop leader. 

The next scholarship symposium lecture is “Russian Hegemony in the Black Sea Basin: The ‘Third Rome’ in Contemporary Geopolitics” by Dale Bertelsen, professor of communication studies, on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 3237.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.