Sheila McNamee

Phone: (603) 862-3040
Office: Communication, Horton Social Science Center Rm 145C, Durham, NH 03824
Sheila McNamee

Specializes in dialogic transformation, mediation and conflict, relational ethics,relational responsibility, and living with diversity.


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Research Interests

  • Dialogic transformation
  • Living with diversity
  • Mediation and conflict
  • Relational ethics
  • Relational responsibility

Courses Taught

  • CMN 440A: Honors/CMN, Identity&Addiction
  • CMN 457: Intro Lang & Soc Interaction
  • CMN 630: Psychology of Communication
  • CMN 702: Sem/Comm, Pathology & Identity
  • CMN 730: Family Communication
  • CMN 760: Mediation

Selected Publications

McNamee, S. (2019). The Discourse of Stress: Individual Pathology or Communal Ritual. In M. Loriol (Ed.), Stress and Suffering at Work The Role of Culture and Society (pp. 87-104). Palgrave Macmillan.

McNamee, S. (2015). Ethics as Discursive Potential. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY, 36(4), 419-433. doi:10.1002/anzf.1125

Tilsen, J., & McNamee, S. (2015). Feedback Informed Treatment: Evidence-Based Practice Meets Social Construction. FAMILY PROCESS, 54(1), 124-137. doi:10.1111/famp.12111

McNamee, S., & Hosking, D. M. (2012). Research and Social Change: A Relational Constructionist Approach. New York: Routledge.

McNamee, S., & Gergen, K. J. (1999). Relational responsibility resources for sustainable dialogue. Sage Publications, Inc.

McNamee, S., & Gergen, K. J. (1992). Therapy as social construction. Sage Publications Ltd.

McNamee, S. (n.d.). Relational Research: (Trans)forming Practices. In M. Ochs, M. Borcsa, & J. Schweitzer (Eds.), Linking Systemic Research and Practice: Innovations in Paradigms, Strategies, and Methods. Springer International.