“Making your life is ultimately an extraordinary creative endeavor.” ~Anna Deavere Smith



Cathy B. Glenn uses sophisticated sense-making tools to create and share accessible knowledge that promotes everyday democratic practices and norms. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Communication and Cultural Studies from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Communication from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is currently Private Principal Investigator for The Center for U.S. Rural Cultures Studies.

As a graduate student at SIUC, Cathy co-founded and edited Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, which continues to lead as a forum for high quality graduate student scholarship. As a new faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California, she established and directed a nationally award-winning forensics program. Her popular critical scholarship–focused on power relations and change–is published in various books and journals, and she is a San Francisco Commonwealth Club speaker alum. Cathy currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies and Kaleidoscope.

Cathy can’t live her life without access to trees (@just.trees.yo ) and beautiful trails. (@ebrpd) She hikes (#30trails30days est. 11.6.15) solo and while she’s gone, the current love of her life, Sparkles the cat, holds down the fort. (@lilfam.one) Always available to consult–reach out on Instagram @dr.cbg. Proudly a San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Saint🌈. Always #proudlyNOTawhitesupremacist ✊🇱🇷