Courtney Hook

Courtney Hook

M.A., San Diego State University

(Fall 2017 Cohort)

SCHN 432

Specializations: Organizational Communication, Prison Activism, Health Narratives


Courtney Hook (M.A., San Diego State University) is a doctoral student studying organizational and health communication. Her ongoing scholarship is guided by an overarching interest in constructions of advocacy and support within marginalized communities, particularly in incarcerated populations and health contexts. Her research centers around constructs of organizational socialization and support, prison pedagogy, and health narratives. Courtney’s M.A. thesis examined the communication and complications of support among incarcerated females which was subsequently published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. Courtney has also published in Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare as well as Dialogues in Social Justice. Recent work has focused on understanding experiences of vulnerable bodies, including projects surrounding women’s experiences of being pregnant and incarcerated, as well as examining how body waxing specialists are socialized to offer support to clients.

Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys exploring new places with her partner Nick, binge-watching cooking shows, and vacationing to Hogwarts and Winterfell.


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