Belinda A. Stillion Southard is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication
Studies at University of Georgia. She is a public address scholar and a rhetorical
critic with a PhD in Communication and a doctoral certificate in Women’s Studies from
the University of Maryland. While her research and teaching interests are grounded
in the public address tradition, they are guided by questions regarding the processes
of identity-formation amidst political and social movements. These interests are reflected
in her recently published book, Militant Citizenship: Rhetorical Strategies of the National Woman’s Party, 1913-1920 (2011). Stillion Southard’s research has also appeared in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Communication Quarterly, and Voices of Democracy.