Greening UM Award (faculty recipient), UM Sustainable Campus Committee, 2012.
Christine L. Oravec Research Award, Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association (recognizes top peer-reviewed article or book chapter in the field during prior two years). For “Environmental Melodrama,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 92.3 (2006): 239-261; Awarded in 2007.
Helen and Winston Cox Educational Excellence Award (teaching and advising award for junior faculty in CAS), 2004
Faculty Research Fellowship in Regional or Western Studies, O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, 2002
Douglas Ehninger Teaching Award (for graduate students), Department of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa, 1994
RESEARCH Articles and Book Chapters
Jennifer Peeples, Pete Bsumek, Steve Schwarze, and Jen Schneider, “Industrial Apocalyptic: Neoliberalism, Coal, and the Burlesque Frame.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 17.2 (2014): 227-254.
Pete Bsumek, Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, and Jennifer Peeples, “Corporate Ventriloquism: Corporate Advocacy, the Coal Industry, and the Appropriation of Voice.” Lead chapter in Steve Depoe and Jennifer Peeples (eds.), Voice and Environmental Communication. London: Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming in 2014.
Steve Schwarze, Jennifer Peeples, Jen Schneider, and Pete Bsumek, “Environmental Melodrama, Coal, and the Politics of Sustainable Energy in The Last Mountain,” International Journal of Sustainable Development 17.2 (2014). Special Issue on sustainability narratives.
Laurie Yung, Steve Schwarze, Wylie Carr, F. Stuart Chapin III, and Emma Marris. “Engaging the Public in Novel Ecosystems.” In Richard J. Hobbs, Eric S. Higgs, & Carol M. Hall (eds.) Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Steve Schwarze, “Environmental Melodrama: Explorations and Extensions,” part of the forum by Kinsella, et al., “Narratives, Rhetorical Genres, and Environmental Conflict: Responses to Schwarze’s ‘Environmental Melodrama,’” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 2.1 (2008): 78 - 109
Steve Schwarze, “Environmental Communication as a Field of Crisis,” Environmental Communication 1.1 (2007): 87-98.
Steve Schwarze, “Environmental Melodrama” Quarterly Journal of Speech 92.3 (2006): 239-261.
*Reprinted in Readings in the Rhetoric of Social Protest, Charles E. Morris and Stephen Browne, eds., Strata Press, 2013.
Steve Schwarze, “Silences and Possibilities of Asbestos Activism: Stories from Libby and Beyond.” In Environmentalism and Environmental Justice: Contrary or Complimentary? Eds. Phaedra C. Pezzullo and Ronald Sandler. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
Steve Schwarze, “Public Participation and (Failed) Legitimation: The Case of Forest Service Rhetorics in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.” In Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making, Eds. Stephen P. Depoe, John W. Delicath, and Marie-France Aepli Elsenbeer. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004.
Steve Schwarze, “Juxtaposition in Environmental Health Rhetoric: Exposing Asbestos Contamination in Libby, Montana.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 6.2 (Summer 2003): 313-336.
Steve Schwarze, “Corporate-State Irresponsibility, Critical Publicity, and Asbestos Exposure in Libby, Montana.” Forum on Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility. Management Communication Quarterly 16.4 (May 2003): 625-632.
Steve Schwarze, “Rhetorical Traction: Definitions and Institutional Arguments in Judicial Opinions about Wilderness Access.” Argumentation and Advocacy 38 (Winter 2002): 131-150.
Steve Schwarze, “Performing Phronesis: The Case of Isocrates’ Helen.” Philosophy and Rhetoric 32.1 (1999): 79-96.
Steve Schwarze, “Crisis Redux: September 11 and the Asbestos Hazard,” Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment. Chicago, July 2007.
Steve Schwarze, “Ways of Knowing Asbestos: The Story of Libby, Montana.” Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment. Silver Springs, OR, July 2003.
Steve Schwarze, “Appreciating the Wilderness: The Forest Service/Park Service Controversy of the 1920s.” Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment. Flagstaff, AZ, July 1999.
Christopher Kamrath and Steve Schwarze, “Split Decisions: Undecidability and the Question of Jury Nullification.” Proceedings of the Tenth SCA/AFA Summer Argumentation Conference, August 1997.
“Industrial Apocalyptic: Neoliberalism, Coal, and the Burlesque Frame.” (With Jennifer Peeples, Pete Bsumek, and Jen Schneider.) National Communication Association Convention, Washington, DC, November 2013.
“Reconceptualizing Communication in Climate Change Communication Scholarship,” International Conference on Culture, Politics, and Climate Change, Boulder CO, September 2012.
“Mapping Coal Networks,” Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque NM, February 2012.
“An Incapacitated Truth: Voice, Strategy, and Networks in Climate Communication Scholarship,” National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans LA, November 2011.
“Beyond Green Consumerism: Communication at the Nexus of Consumption and Climate Change,” Tenth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, June 2009.
“Framing, Metaphor, and Conceptualizing Communication about Climate Change,” Western States Communication Association Conference, February 2009.
“Narratives of Restoration & Redemption on the Clark Fork Superfund Site,” co-authored with Jamie Silberberger, Rhetoric Society of America Conference, May 2008.
“’The Air is Safe to Breathe:’ Arguments about Science and Technology in the Post-9/11 Asbestos Controversy,” NCA Preconference, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology and the Environmental Communication Division, November 2007.
Respondent to panel, “Narratives, Rhetorical Genres, and Environmental Conflict: Responses to Schwarze’s ‘Environmental Melodrama,’” Ninth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, June 2007.
“Crisis, September 11 and the Asbestos Hazard,” Ninth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, June 2007.
“Landscapes of Asbestos: Integrating Research, Teaching, and Service,” Invited Participant for Preconference on Research for Social Change, Western States Communication Association, February 2007.
“The Many Silences of Asbestos,” National Communication Association Convention, November 2004.
“Environmental Melodrama,” National Communication Association Convention, November 2003.
“Ways of Knowing Asbestos: The Story of Libby, Montana,” Seventh Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, July 2003.
“Economic Arguments in Forest Conservation Rhetoric,” Western States Communication Association Conference, February 2003.
Invited Discussant on the Environment, Western States Communication Association Preconference on “Communicating For Sustainability Across Dimensions of Life,” February 2003.
“Melodrama and Environmental Controversy,” National Communication Association Convention, November 2002.
“W.R. Grace, State Institutions, and the Poisoning of Libby, Montana.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, May 2002.
“Civic Engagement in the California ‘Energy Crisis’: A Case Study in the Rhetorical Constitution of Environmental Subjects.” Co-authored by Brenden Kendall. Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, May 2002.
“Public Participation and (Failed) Legitimation: The Case of Forest Service Rhetorics in the Boundary Waters.” Sixth Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, July 2001.
“Rhetorical Traction: Ambiguity and Institutional Authority in US Wilderness Policy.” National Communication Association Annual Convention, November 2000.
“Governing Institutions and the Exacerbation of Environmental Conflict.” Pre-Conference Seminar on Engaging Environmental Conflict, National Communication Association Annual Convention, November 2000.
Invited Scholarly Presentations
Conservation Social Science Ph.D. Seminar, UM College of Forestry, April 2014.
Mary Carpenter Schreck Humanities Lecture, Drake University, April 2010.
Keynote Speaker, James Madison University 31st Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference, April 2009.
UM Philosophy Forum, October 2006.
Publications and Major Projects
Speaking in the Public Sphere. Pearson/Penguin Academics (Boston, MA, 2011),452 pp
Co-organizer and Workshop Facilitator, UM Green Thread Initiative, 2008-present
Faculty development for sustainability across the curriculum; ~90 UM faculty served.
Faculty Supervisor for COMM 111 (Intro to Public Speaking), 2003-2012.
COMX 111 Global Leadership Initiative Seminar: “Live Better by Consuming Less?”
COMX 111 Introduction to Public Speaking
COMX 240 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (Gen-ed course, COMM major requirement)
COMX 242 Argumentation
COMX 343 Persuasive Speaking and Criticism
COMX 347/EVST 347 Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism (upper-div writing course)
COMX/CCS/EVST 349 Communication, Consumption, and Climate
COMM 575/EVST 575 Seminar in Environmental Controversy
Student Publication—peer-reviewed journal article
Kathleen de Onis, “‘Looking Both Ways’: The Intersection of Climate Justice and Reproductive Justice and the Implications of Rhetorical Alignment of Social Movement Concerns,” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 6.3 (2012), 308-327.
Mollie Murphy, “Convenient Truths: Links Between Parenting and the Environmental Crisis in Sandra Steingraber’s Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d’Alene, ID, April 2013.
Kathleen de Onís, “’Looking Both Ways’: The Intersection of Climate Justice and Reproductive Justice and the Implications of Rhetorical Alignment of Social Movement Concerns.” Presented at the Conference on Communication and the Environment, El Paso, TX, 2011.
Faye Lingarajan, “The Happening: The Casting of Nature as the Terrorist.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d’Alene, ID, April 2011.
Liz Sills, “Dialogue Deterred: The Cultural Racism of Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d’Alene, ID, April 2011.
Jasmine Zink, “’Drill, Baby, Drill’: Sarah Palin, Anti-Environmentalism, and Energy Security.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d’Alene, ID, April 2011.
Reviewer, Panel Submissions to Conference on Communication and Environment, March 2001
Chair, Teaching Committee, NCA Environmental Communication Commission, 2000-2001
Book Review Co-Editor, American Communication Journal, Spring 2000-Summer 2002
Invited Panelist, Discussion of No Impact Man film, Sponsored by UM Peace and Justice Film Series, Climate Change Studies Program, and the Center for Ethics, February 2010.
Invited Panelist, “Libby: The Next Conversation,” panel sponsored by UM EVST Program, December 2009.
Invited Panelist, “Climate Change and the Press: Improving the Public Dialogue,” Series Sponsored by the UM Wilderness Institute and UM Center for Ethics, March 2008.
Invited Speaker, “Faith and Climate Change,” Series sponsored by UM Center for Ethics, Campus Ministries and Missoula Interfaith Council, October 2007.
Invited Speaker, “Effective Strategies for Environmental Justice Advocacy,” Montana Environmental Justice Workshop (sponsored by MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Services, Rocky Mountain College, April 2006.
Co-Organizer, “Breath Taken: The Landscape and Biography of Asbestos,” exhibit and symposium in conjunction with Center for Environmental Health Sciences and Missoula Art Museum, 2002-2004.
Guest Editorial, “‘Theatrics’ have their place in environmental debate.” Missoulian, February 19, 2002.