Assistant Professor of Communication and Department Coordinator, Minot State University
Topics of Expertise:
Adoption & Foster Care / Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Fertility,Reproduction & Sexual Health / Gender & Sexuality / Health & Illness / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Step-Families / Trauma and Disaster
Christina Paxman is an Assistant Professor of Communication. Her research examines how people communicate about their health and well-being. Specific areas of interest include interpersonal and family communication about personal identity, hidden disease (e.g., post-partum depression, fibromyalgia), and food/diet (e.g., veganism, binge eating disorder).
Dr. Paxman’s research has been published in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Family Communication, Women & Health, Environment & Behavior, and Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. Her research has appeared in news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The Establishment.
Paxman currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Communication, Speech & Theatre Association of North Dakota and recently received the 2019 Outstanding Journal Award from the Central States Communication Association.