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Erin Sahlstein Parcell

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-3127
 Johnston Hall 226

Education

PhD, Communication Studies, University of Iowa
MA, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA, Speech Communication, Iowa State University

Research Interests

Marital and family communication; the effects of time and distance on relationships with special emphases on communication in the military.

Courses Taught

Graduate:
Marital and Family Communication
Conflict Management
Qualitative Methods
Long-distance communication

Undergraduate:
Issues in Interpersonal Communication
Long-distance Communication
Marital and Family Communication
Conflict Management
Research Methods

Selected Publications

Sahlstein Parcell, E. M. Military families: Remaking shared residence, traditional marriage, and future communication research. Baxter, L. A. (Ed.). Remaking family communicatively. New York, NY: New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Odom, L., Sahlstein Parcell, E. M., Baker, B. M., & Cronin-Fisher, V. Communication and female date initiation: Differences in perceptions based on assertiveness of initiator. Iowa Journal of Communication.
Maguire, K. C., & Sahlstein Parcell, E. M. Under the gun: Army wives’ use of individual, social, and communal coping in the context of a wartime deployment.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Research at the intersections of military and communication: A preview and review. A communication perspective on the military: Interactions, messages, and discourses. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
, & (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). A communication perspective on the military: Interactions, messages, and discourses. Sahlstein Parcell, E. M., & Webb, L. M. (Eds.). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Domain and taxonomic analysis as a way to analyze qualitative data: Using Spradley’s semantic relationships as a means for studying long-distance friendship. Manning, J., & Kunkel, A. (Eds.). Qualitative studies of interpersonal communication: Method, context, and analysis, 106-110. Los Angeles, CA: ). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M., & Maguire, K. C. (2014, February). Comfort, cliques, and clashes: Family readiness groups as dilemmatic sites of relating during wartime. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 497-515.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M., & Maguire, K. C. (2014). Turning points and trajectories of military deployment. Journal of Family Communication, 14(2), 129-148.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Trajectories Research in Family Communication: Toward the Identification of Alternative Pathways for Inquiry. Journal of Family Communication, 13(3), 167-177.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M., & Maguire, K. C. (2013, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Family relationships as more than blood: Military families as dialectics and discourses. Marrow, S. R., Leoutsakas, D. A., & (Eds.). More than blood: Today’s reality and tomorrow’s vision of family, 174-182. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
Mcguaire, K. C., Heinemann-LaFave, D., & Sahlstein Parcell, E. M. (2013). “To be so connected, yet not at all”: Relational presence, absence, and maintenance in the context of a wartime deployment. Western Journal of Communication, 77, 249-271.
Sahlstein Parcell, E. M., Maguire, K. C., & Timmerman, L. (2009). Contradictions and praxis contextualized by wartime deployment: Wives’ perspectives revealed through relational dialectics. Communication Monographs, 76, 421-442.