CHAIR, COMMUNICATION AND FILM
Dr. Atkins-Sayre is Department Chair and Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies, joining the faculty in 2019.She studies rhetoric, focusing on the role that it plays in forming and reifying identity. She has published in the areas of Southern identity, social movements and animal rights, visual rhetoric, and women and the media. She has also published work in the area of communication centers and peer tutoring.Dr. Atkins-Sayre currently serves as the President of the Southern States Communication Association.
PhD, University of Georgia, 2005
MA, Texas State University, 1996
BA, Texas State University, 1994
Research in Progress
Stokes, Ashli Q., and Wendy Atkins-Sayre. Rhetorics of Resilience: Food and Identity Interrogating in Southern App. Book under contract
Atkins-Sayre, Wendy, & Stokes, Ashli Q. (Eds.). (2020). City Places, Country Spaces: Rhetorical Explorations of the Urban/Rural Divide. Peter Lang (Frontiers in Political Communication series).
Stokes, Ashli Q., & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2016). Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
Atkins-Sayre, Wendy, & Yook, Eunkyong. (Eds.). (2015). Communicating Advice: Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice. New York: Peter Lang.
Stokes, Ashli, & Wendy Atkins-Sayre. (2018). PETA, Rhetorical Fracture, and the Power of Digital Activism. Public Relations Inquiry, 7, 149-170.
Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2010). Articulating Identity: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Animal/Human Divide. Western Journal of Communication, 74, 309-328.