Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies
Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies
Coram Library, Room 228
Stephanie Kelley-Romano earned her undergraduate and MA degrees at Emerson College in Boston. Her Ph.D. in Communication Studies was earned at The University of Kansas. Her research and teaching interests include gender and media, myth and narrative, conspiracy, political rhetoric, and substance (mis)use disorder/addiction. Kelley-Romano received the Kroepsch Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in 2019. Her scholarship has appeared in The Journal of Hate Studies, Communication Quarterly, Journalism Studies, and The Journal of UFO Studies among others. She is often sought after for podcasts on political or paranormal topics, and her public scholarship has appeared in Newsweek.com and The Conversation. In 2020 Kelley-Romano was part of the Mellon cohort of Periclean Faculty Leaders where she further systematized community engaged learning and partnerships into her teaching and research. Recently, she has lectured about conspiracy theories to political groups, medical professionals, and the wider community.
Bradfield Douglass, Amy and Stephanie Kelley-Romano. “Memory Distortion in a Social Judgment Paradigm: People who Report Contact with Aliens are More Susceptible.” to be submitted: The Reliability of UFO Witnesses Ed by Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos. Anticipated publication January 2023.
Great Falls Forum (February 2022) Conspiracy Theories
April 2021. COVID Conspiracies: Contextualizing & Countering False Beliefs. Presentation at Grand Rounds for CMMC Pediatrics Department
Rocque, M. & Kelley-Romano, S. (February 19, 2021) “Why do mass shootings spawn conspiracy theories?” The Conversation.
Kelley-Romano, S. (August 1, 2019) “If the Democrats Master This Single Strategy, They Can Defeat Trump in 2020 | Opinion” Newsweek