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Karly Poyner-Smith is a Ph.D. student at the University of Memphis in the Department of Communication and Film. Using poetic, rhetorical, and qualitative approaches to interpersonal and identity communicative tensions, she examines intersections of gender, sex, race, sexuality, disability, and religion within religious/social movements and religious spaces. Specifically, Karly is interested in counter and transitional religious identities and purity rhetorics.
M.A. in Communication and Liberal Arts Studies Ball State University
B.S. in Communication Studies Grace College and Theological Seminary