Shawna Malvini Redden

Hi, I’m Shawna. I’m a writer, researcher, and assistant professor of communication studies at California State University, Sacramento.

In this patch of the internet, I post about life in California, funny moments in marriage, attempts at gardening, messes in the kitchen, aviation and learning to fly. There are travel posts and rants, how-tos and cautionary tales, book reviews and everything in between.

When I’m not blogging or grading papers or chasing my maltipoos, Walter and Clyde, I’m working on my first book, “101 Patdowns: What an Undercover Look at Airport Security Reveals About Communication, Emotion, and Identity.” I’m represented by BookEnds Literary (Agent: Jessica Alvarez), and the book will be published by Potomac Press in 2021 hopefully. Stay tuned!

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If you want to know more about my nerd work (teaching and research), visit www.drmalviniredden.com.