Faculty and Staff

Pete Kellett

Pete Kellett

Associate Professor

Office: 209 Curry
Phone: 336-334-5297
E-mail: pmkellet@uncg.edu


Degrees

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.A., (Hons.) Sheffield Hallam University

Scholarly Interests

I am interested in personal narrative approaches to understanding how people engage in, experience, and transform conflict through communication. I have a growing interest in the intersection of disability studies and health communication.  I am also interested in positive communication as an emerging area of study. If you have common interests please feel free to contact me.

Recent Courses Taught

CST 207 Relational Communication

CST 344 Conflict Communication

CST 412 Communication Internship

CST 460 Positive Communication

CST 460 Disability and Communication

CST 612 Positive Communication Research

 

Current and Recent Research

My upcoming book entitled, “Patienthood and communication: A personal narrative of eye disease and vision-loss” will be included in the Peter Lang Series in Health Communication. I also just completed two co-edited books for Lexington Press with Tom Matyok from Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG. One volume focuses on transforming conflict in personal relationships, and the other focuses on local, regional, and global contexts of engagement for conflict transformation. Here is a list of recent publications and conference papers in my areas of interest:

Conflict Communication & Narrative

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. (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. & Matyok, T.G. (Ed’s) (2016). Transforming conflict through communication in personal, family, and working relationships. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

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. (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. (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.