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Esther Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

On Faculty since 2016




Northwestern University
Ph. D., Communication Studies

Northwestern University
M. A., Communication Studies

Northwestern University
B. A., Communication Studies and Psychology

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Communication & Behavior
  • Conflict & Cooperation

National Communication Association

Listening well: Stressor or stress-reliever?
National Communication Association Las Vegas, Nevada, 2015

When ignoring you is exhausting: Costs of withholding complaints
National Communication Association Chicago, IL, 2014

Holding your peace or just withholding?
International Communication Association Seattle, WA, 2014

Avoidance in conflicts: An investigation of individual health
Sooner Communication Conference, (Top Paper Award). Norman, OK

To avoid or not to avoid
National Communication Association Washington D.C., 2013

The perceived functionality of withholding complaints about intimates
Association for Psychological Science Convention Washington D.C., 2013

Disturbing arguments: Treatment decision making when a female adolescent confronts fertility-threatening cancer
Alta Argumentation Conference Alta, UT, 2013

Regret for complaint withholding, Communication Quarterly Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E., 2016

Stress in serial arguments: Implications of seeking mutual resolution, listening, and partner hostility, Argumentation and Advocacy Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E., 2015

Conflict avoidance, The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication Roloff, M. E., & Liu, E., 2015

To avoid or not to avoid: When emotions overflow, Communication Research Reports Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E., 2015

Maladaptive sequences, The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication Roloff, M. E., & Liu, E., 2015

Exhausting silence: Emotional costs of withholding complaints, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E., 2015

Disturbing arguments: Treatment decision making when a female adolescent confronts fertility-threatening cancer, The Functions of Argument and Social context: Selected Works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation Galvin, K. M., & Liu, E., 2014

Family communication, Oxford Bibliographies in Communication Braithwaite D. O., Galvin, K. M., Chiles, B., & Liu, E., 2013

DNA of a family: Testing social bonds and genetic ties, The American Journal of Bioethics Galvin, K. M., & Liu, E., 2013