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Marty Heath

Doctoral Student

Pronouns: They/Them


Marty Heath (they/them) joined UIC's Communication department as a PhD student in 2019 and is simultaneously pursuing UIC's Certificate in Disability Ethics.


As an undergraduate, Marty attended The George Washington University, where they earned a B.A., double-majoring in Communication and Dance and minoring in LGBT/Sexuality Studies.  They then returned to their home state of Arizona to pursue an M.A. in Communication Studies at Arizona State University, culminating in a thesis regarding the representations of sexual violence in the historical fiction TV series Outlander (Starz) and discussing how the process of adaptation reveals the strengths and limitations of various storytelling mediums.


As a PhD student, Marty has become increasingly interested in the concept of care and cyborgs.

In addition, Marty teaches COMM 100 (public speaking) and LAS 110 (1st-year experience).


M.A. - Communication, Arizona State University (2019)
B.A. - Double-majored in Communication and Dance & minored in LGBT Studies, George Washington University (2017)