Gust A. Yep

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Gust A. Yep (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor of Communication Studies, Core Graduate Faculty of Sexuality Studies, and Faculty in the Ed. D. Program in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University.

At the graduate level, he teaches several seminars including Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication, Sexual Identity and Communication (with a focus on queer theory), Communication and Culture, Gender and Communication (with a focus on masculinities), and Field Research Strategies.

He is currently an associate editor for the Canadian Online Journal of Queer Studies in Education, Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Women’s Studies in Communication.

He served as the Editor of the National Communication Association (NCA) Non-Serial Publications (NSP) Program, a book series published by NCA, in 2006-08. His teaching and research is interdisciplinary.

Dr. Yep is a prolific researcher and his work has been supported by a number of research grants. His research has been nationally recognized. In 2006, he received the NCA Randy Majors Memorial Award for Outstanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scholarship in the Communication discipline.

Dr. Yep has three active research programs: (1) Communication at the intersections of culture, race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation; (2) Communication in HIV/AIDS programs in communities of color; and, (3) Queer Theory and Communication. In addition to three books, he has published more than sixty articles in (inter) disciplinary peer-reviewed journals and anthologies.

Dr. Yep has been recognized for his outstanding teaching, advising, and mentoring. He was nominated for the “Outstanding Professor Award” in 1992-93, 1993-94, and 1994-95 at California State University, Los Angeles before joining the faculty at SF State. He was named “Outstanding American Educator” in Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1994) and nationally recognized for his teaching and mentoring in the “Teachers on Teaching” Series at the 83rd NCA Annual Meeting in 1997. In 1999, Dr. Yep was selected as the university-wide nominee for the Carnegie Foundation “U.S. Professors of the Year” Award. More recently, in 2008, the National Communication Association honored him as an outstanding teacher in the “NCA Spotlight Teacher Series: Honoring the Pedagogy of Gust Yep” program held at its 94th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Recent Publications

  • Yep, G. A. (in press). Privilege and culture. In A. Kurylo (Ed.), Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Interaction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Yep, G. A. (in press). Rolando and Tatiana: Living at the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation. In C. M. Noland, J. Manning, & J. MacLennan (Eds.), Case Studies of Communication about Sex. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge.
  • Yep, G. A. (2010). Toward the De-subjugation of Racially Marked Knowledges in Communication. Southern Communication Journal, 75(2), 171-175.
  • Yep, G. A. (2008). The Dialectics of Intervention: Toward a Reconceptualization of the Theory/Activism Divide in Communication Scholarship and Beyond. In O. Swartz (Ed.), Transformative Communication Studies: Culture, Hierarchy, and the Human Condition (pp. 191-207). Leicester, UK: Troubador.
  • Ochoa Camacho, A., Yep, G. A., Gomez, P. Y., & Velez, E. (2008). El Poder y la Fuerza de la Pasión: Toward a Model of HIV/AIDS Education and Service Delivery from the “Bottom-Up.” In H. M. Zoller & M. J. Dutta (Eds.), Emerging Perspectives in Health Communication: Meaning, Culture, and Power (pp. 224-246). New York: Routledge.
  • Yep, G. A. (2007). The Politics of Loss and Its Remains in Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 10(4), 681-700. Yep, G. A. (2007). Pedagogy of the Opaque: The Subject of Whiteness in Communication and Diversity Courses. In L. M. Cooks and J. S. Simpson (Eds.), Whiteness, Pedagogy, Performance: Dis/placing race (pp. 87-110). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.