WRITERS CAFE LOGO-REAL-WEBCommunications professor Linda L. Putnam is the editor of the SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication, among many other publications. Her research focuses on negotiation and conflict management in organizations, discourse studies in organizations, and gender and negotiation. Her early research centered on communication strategies and tactics in teacher’s bargaining. Using a discourse lens, this early work also examined arguments, narratives, and rituals in labor negotiations. Her gender research applied a feminist lens to rethinking organizational theories and traditional bargaining and her discourse work in organizations highlighted the contradictions and dialectics that emerged in formal negotiations and organizational communication. Special thanks to Dr. Putnam for appearing on the show during the UCSB day of mourning.