Organizational Communication Scholar to Discuss Impact of Emerging Gig Economy
Dennis Mumby

Dennis Mumby will discuss the impacts of the newly emergent gig economy at the annual WCA/Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honorary Lecture.

An organizational communication scholar will discuss the impact of the newly emergent gig economy and the imperatives of self-branding at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Wesleyan Communication Association/Lambda Pi Eta Lecture, scheduled for March 23.

Dennis Mumby is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the communicative dynamics of organizational control and resistance under neoliberalism. His current research focuses on the relationships among discourse, power and organizing. 

He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar. He has authored or edited eight books and over 60 articles in the area of critical organization studies. 

His lecture, “Gigging and Branding: A Critical Communication Perspective on Contemporary Work,” will begin at 1 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Mumby’s lecture is sponsored by the Wesleyan Communication Association and the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honorary. It is free and open to the public.