209 Curry Building
Specializations: Narrative inquiry, relational conflict and peacebuilding, health communication, disability
Ph.D., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
M.S., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
B.A. (Hons.) Communication Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
I am interested in personal narrative approaches to:
Patienthood and health communication
Conflict analysis and transformation
Disability and communication
Kellett, P.M. Connaughton, S., & Cheney, G. (2020). (Ed’s.) Transforming conflict and building peace: Community engagement strategies for communication scholarship and practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang. (Series in Conflict and Peace Volume 1)
Kellett, P.M. & Hawkins, J.M. (2019) (Ed’s). Women’s narratives of health disruption and illness: Within and across their life stories. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (Series: Lexington Studies in Health Communication). Winner: National Communication Association, Communication and Aging Division, Outstanding Book Award, 2020.
Kellett, P.M. (2018) (Ed.). Narrating patienthood: Engaging diverse voices on health, communication, and the patient experience. Lanham MD: Lexington Books. (Winner: Distinguished Edited Scholarly Book Award, NCA, Applied Communication Division, 2019)
Kellett, P.M. (2017). Patienthood and communication: A personal narrative of eye disease and vision loss. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Kellett, P.M. & Matyok, T.G. (Ed’s) (2017). Communication and conflict transformation through local, regional, and global engagement. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Kellett, P.M. & Matyok, T.G. (Ed’s) (2016). Transforming conflict through communication in personal, family, and working relationships. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Kellettt, P.M. (2007). Conflict dialogue: Working with layers of meaning for productive relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kellettt, P.M. & Dalton, D.G. (2001). Managing conflict in a negotiated world: A narrative approach to achieving dialogue and change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
In addition, here is a list of recent publications and conference papers in my areas of interest:
Conflict Communication & Narrative
Kellett, P.M. (2017). Pariah’s among us? Transforming conflicted constructions of urban street dogs in India. In Peter M. Kellett &Thomas G. Matyok (Ed’s). Communication and conflict transformation through local, regional, and global engagement (pp: 159-172). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Kellett, P.M. (2017). “The anti-dowry movement, gendered global discourse, and media.” Paper presented at the Global Communication Association Annual Conference, Greensboro, NC April.
Kellett, P.M. (2016). Transforming Indian dowry conflict: A shero’s narrative. In Peter M. Kellett & Thomas G. Matyok. (Ed’s). Transforming conflict through communication in personal, family, and working relationships (pp: 43-63). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Kellett, P.M., Schwartzman, R.J. & Carlone, D.A. (2016). “Bangalore to Bengaluru—Garden City to Silicon Valley: Scenes from a rapidly changing and conflicted city space.” In Wenshan Jia (Ed.) Intercultural communication: Adapting to emerging global realities (pp: 137-156). San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Kellett, P.M. (2016). “Honor Killings.” In Constance Shehan, (Ed.) The encyclopedia of family studies. Wiley-Blackwell.
Kellett, P.M. (2016). Violence, aggression, and dowry conflict in India: Toward a framework for communication and media research. Kommunikacio, Media, Gazdasag (Communication, Media, Economy), Volume VIII: 143-161. (Special issue: Selections from the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression).
Kellett, P.M. (2015). Pariah’s among us: Conflicted constructions of urban street dogs in India. Competitive paper presented at the NCA Annual Convention (Urban Communication Foundation/scholar to scholar), Las Vegas, NV, November.
Kellett, P.M. (2015). Communicology and the transformational. Panel paper presented at the NCA Annual Convention (Communication Ethics Division), Las Vegas, NV, November.
Kellett, P.M. (2015). “Understanding Indian dowry conflicts: Initial findings from a survivor narrative.” Paper presented at The Conflict Conference, Austin, TX: April.
Kellett, P.M. & Cisna, M.E. (2014). “Moving the narrative forward: Communication and strategic responses to violent dowry conflict in India.” The Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis. (1) 1: 55-65
Kellett, P.M. & Cisna, M.E (2014). “Dowry conflict in India: Survivor narratives and new/social media.” Paper presented at The Conflict Conference, Austin, TX: April 11.
Kellett, P.M. (2013). “Violence, aggression, and dowry conflict in India: Toward a framework for communication and media research.” Competitive paper presented at The George Gerbner Conference on Violence, Aggression, and Conflict. Budapest, Hungary June 12.
Kellett, P.M. (2013). “Bengaluru: Engaging the consequences of rapid growth in everyday life.” Competitive paper presented in the ethnography division of The Southern States Communication Association Conference, Lexington, KY: April.
Kellett, P.M. (2012). “Intersecting narratives—Positive communication.” In Amira de la Garza, Robert L. Krizek, & Nick Trujillo (Ed’s) Celebrating Bud: A Festschrift in Honor of the Life & Work of H.L. “Bud” Goodall, Jr. (PP: 121-125). Arizona State University: Inquiry Press.
Kellett, P.M. (2012). “The bright side of conflict: Dialogic communication, telesmatic moments, and deep narrative learning.” In Thomas Socha & Margaret Pitts (Ed.’s). The positive side of interpersonal communication (pp. 179-192). NY & Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.
Kellett, P.M. (2011). “Narrative in the teaching and practice of conflict analysis, transformation, and peacebuilding.” In Thomas Matyok, Jessica Senehi, & Sean Byrne (Ed’s) Critical issues in peace and conflict studies: Theory, practice and pedagogy (pp. 311-328). New York: Lexington.
Health Communication & Disability
Kellett, P.M. (2018). “Narrating patienthood: How dimensions of identity and culture “play” into health communication.” Panel accepted for presentation in the Health Communication Division of NCA, Salt lake City, UT: November.
Kellett, P.M. (2017). “In the threshold of patienthood: liminality and ophthalmology waiting room humor” Panel presentation presented in the Interpersonal Communication Division of NCA, Dallas, TX: November.
Kellett, P.M. (2017). “Living with MacTel: A patient’s perspective on communication.” Presentation at the annual meeting of the MacTel research group/Lowy Medical Research Institute Annual Meeting, NY: NY: May.
Kellett, P.M. (2017). Disability and communication. In Mike Allen, (Ed).The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Kellett, P.M. Buckley, A.N. & Frame, M.J. (2016). “Communication, teaching and learning, and faculty disability: Lessons from a personal narrative.” In Ahmet Atay, A & Mary Ashlock (Ed’s.). The discourse of disability in communication education: Narrative-based research for social change (pp: 11-27). New York: Peter Lang. Also presented as a Competitive paper at the NCA Annual Convention (Disability Caucus), Las Vegas, NV, November, 2015.
Kellett, P.M. (2014) “Toward a framework for the study of ocular health and disease: Lessons from a personal narrative of vision loss.” In Michael Eaves (Ed.) Applications in health communication: Emerging trends (pp: 217-230). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
Kellett, P.M. (2013, Winter). “Mutually supportive communication and relational narratives: Online conversations between two friends in declining health.” Qualitative Communication Research 2, 4: pp. 337-355.