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Paige Edley - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Paige Edley Paige Edley

Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Associate Professor of Communication Studies



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Professor Edley teaches classes in organizational communication, gender and the workplace, corporate ethics and social responsibility, and qualitative research methods. Her research interests include the intersections of power, gender, and identity in organizations, alternative forms of organizing, work-life balance, and women-owned businesses. She has published multiple book chapters and journal articles in such prestigious journals as Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, Electronic Journal of Communication, Women and Language, Argumentation and Advocacy, etc.

In addition, Dr. Edley is committed to issues of social justice and tries to blend activism with her teaching and scholarship. She has participated in local, regional, and national protests of sexist, racist, and greedy organizational practices.

Education (3)

Rutgers University at New Brunswick: Ph.D., Communication 1997

Wake Forest University: M.A., Communication 1984

Wake Forest University: B.A., English


Areas of Expertise (9)

Organizational Communication Gender and the Workplace Corporate Ethics Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Qualitative Research Methods Alternative Forms of Organization Social Justice Activism

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Research Public Relations and Communications

Affiliations (1)

  • Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender

Articles (4)

Democracy and Authority: Ethnographic Articulation and Interventions for Social Change Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement


This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today’s culture of democratic activism.

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Body image of dancers in Los Angeles: the cult of slenderness and media influence among dance students Research in Dance Education


Body image and self‐esteem are examined through personal stories among Los Angeles college dancers who grew up in the Hollywood culture of the cult of slenderness.

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Stay-At-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Family, Work, and Gender Stereotypes The Electronic Journal of Communication


This paper examines the stay-at-home father and how society responds to nontraditional gendered family roles.

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Discursive Essentializing in a Woman-Owned Business: Gendered Stereotypes and Strategic Subordination Management Communication Quarterly


Illustrates how the cultural practice of discursive essentializing in a woman-owned and operated business accomplished simultaneous agendas of power and resistance.

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