Kory Riemensperger

Communications Manager

Kory Riemensperger is the communications manager at the National Communication Association. They are directly responsible for the regular publication of COMMNotes and the production of Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast, but they support the organization’s various other external communication efforts.

They are also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. Their research interests include sound studies, digital communication, cyberculture, and psychoanalysis. They are currently working on a dissertation project that examines both the cultural and psychoanalytic construction of loudness in live and recorded music via sound amplification and reproduction technologies.

Kory has a B.A. and an M.A. in English and Communication from Wake Forest University, where they also taught courses on mass communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. They were born in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved internationally nearly 20 times before the age of 20. In their free time, Kory enjoys building computers, listening to and playing music, and international travel.