Dr. Kurt LindemannPhoto of Dr. Kurt Lindemann
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Dr. Lindemann earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2006. After earning a B.A. in Communication and Theatre Arts and Written Communication from Eastern Michigan University, he received an M.S. in Communication from Illinois State University in 1995 and an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Eastern Michigan University in 1997. He has been teaching at SDSU since 2006. Kurt serves as the Director of Graduate Studies. He is also Director of the Center for the Study of Media and Performance, an interdisciplinary center housed at SDSU focused on the critical inquiry of live art and screen culture. His teaching interests include performance studies, ethnography, critical theory, and organizational communication.

His work primarily examines communicative performances of identity in organizational and mediated contexts. Most recently, his research has been focused on men’s narratives of grief. In addition to publishing articles on this topic, he has adapted for the stage and performed his research in numerous performance venues. His work has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, books, and popular press magazines, including Qualitative Inquiry, Text and Performance Quarterly, Western Journal of Communication, Southern Journal of Communication, and Rebel Magazine. Please visit Dr. Lindemann’s personal web page.


  1. Performance Studies
  2. Ethnographic Methods
  3. Organizational Communication
  4. Gender and Communication
  5. Research Methods

Key Publications:

  1. Cherney J.L, Lindemann, K. & Hardin, M. (in press). Research in Communication, Disability, and Sport. Communication and Sport.
  2. Cherney, J.L. & Lindemann, K. (2014). Queering Street: Homosociality, masculinity, and disability in Friday Night Lights. Western Journal of Communication, 78, 1-21. Lead article.
  3. Lindemann, K. (2012, July/August). A brother’s loss. Rebel Magazine, pp. 62-66. Available at: http://issuu.com/rebel12/docs/rebel-4-julyaug012/65
  4. Lindemann, K. (2010). Cleaning up my (Father’s) mess: Narrative containments of “leaky” masculinities. Qualitative Inquiry, 16, 29-38.
  5. Lindemann, K. & Cherney, J.L. (2008). Communicating in and through “Murderball”: Masculinity and disability in wheelchair rugby. Western Journal of Communication, 72, 107-125. Lead article. “One of WJC’s Top Ten Most Downloaded articles of 2009.”


  1. Circle of Excellence, Division of Student Affairs, Residential Education Office, San Diego State University, 2014
  2. Favorite Faculty Award Winner, Division of Student Affairs, Residential Education Office, San Diego State University, 2013
  3. Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Instruction with Technology, California State University, 2012

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Personal Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~klindema/