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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Leah White

Page address:

Director of Forensics
(on sabbatical fall 2016 and spring 2017)

207-B Armstrong Hall
(507) 389-5534

[PDF] Curriculum Vita
(262 KiB)


Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1997
M.A., Kansas State University, 1993
B.A., Concordia College, Moorhead, 1991

Research/Creative Interests

Performance of identity, autoethnography, feminist theory and forensic pedagogy


Performance Studies, Performance of Literature, Advanced Public Communication, Forensic Pedagogy, Gender and Communication

Select Publications

Kelly, B., Paine, R., Richardson, R., & White, L. (2014). What we are trying to teach: Reconnecting collegiate forensics to the communication discipline. (Special report: NFA 2010 report on pedagogy). National Forensic Journal, 32, 38-58.

White, L. (2011). The air I breathe. Text and Performance Quarterly, 40, 429-438.

White, L. (2010). Changing team culture: Who should lead? National Forensic Journal, 28, 156-170.

White, L. (2008). Narratives of mental illness: The ‘autobiographical manifestos’ of Kate Millett, Susanna Kaysen, and Kay Redfield Jamison. Women and Language, 31(1), 4-12.

White, L. (2005). The coach as mentor.  National Forensic Journal, 23(1), 89-93.

White, L. (2004). Autobiography, visual representations, and the preservation of self.  Mosaic, 37(2), 107-125.

White, L. (2001). Autobiography as performative identity construction: The fragmented subjectivities of Charlotte Salomon. Text and Performance Quarterly, 21, 77-94.

White, L. (1997). Silenced stories: An analysis of May Sarton's journals as a form of discursive resistance. In Women's Life-Writing: Finding Voice/Building Community, L.S. Coleman (Ed.).  Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State U Popular Press.