Title and discipline: associate professor of
society and social
justice, and director of communications studies
Office location: O'Grady Library
Areas of specialization: Dr. Gendelman does her
research and teaching in the areas of instructional development and
communication. Her work in instructional development is focused on
active and project based teaching, effective uses of technology in
the classroom, cross-disciplinary collaboration and equitable
teaching practices. Her expertise in communication is based on her
interest in urban studies, visual communication, food justice,
ethnographic research methods, digital archiving, critical cultural
studies, public art, graffiti and public scholarship. Dr. Gendelman
co-founded the Urban Archives, a group that documents and studies
graffiti and art in urban spaces. She also started and directs the Learning Garden at Saint Martin's University. Dr.
Gendelman views gardens and urban places as extensions of the
- Gendelman, I. and Aiello. G. (2010). Faces of places:
Façades as global communication in Post-Eastern Bloc urban
renewal. In A. Jaworski and C. Thurlow (eds), Semiotic
Landscapes in Tourism: Image, Text, Space. Berlin & New York:
Mouton de Gruyter.
- Gendelman, I., Dobrovolski, T. and Aiello, G. (2010). Urban
Archives: Public memories of everyday places. In Jeff Hou (ed.),
Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of
the Contemporary Cities. New York: Routledge.
- Aiello, G. and Gendelman, I. (2008) Seattle's Pike Place
Market (de)constructed: an analysis of tourist narratives about
a public space. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 5:3 (pp.
- Gendelman, I. (2006). The romantic and dangerous stranger.
M/C Journal, 9(3).
Education: B.A., University of Michigan;
Ph.D., University of Washington