I am an associate professor of communication studies and Speaking Center Director at The University of Southern Mississippi. I study rhetoric, focusing on the role that rhetoric plays in forming identity. I have published in the areas of Southern identity, social movements and animal rights, visual rhetoric, and women and the media. I also publish work in the area of communication centers.
Here’s my full CV: Atkins-Sayre CV
I completed my PhD at the University of Georgia and my MA and BA at Texas State University–San Marcos.
I grew up in Portland, Texas. I’ve also lived in San Marcos, Austin, and Corpus Christi, Texas; Gambier, Ohio; and Decatur, Georgia.
I have a smart economist husband who also teaches at Southern Miss, a soccer player/archer teenage daughter, and a cello-playing, super soccer-playing son. I like to run, knit, watch movies, and walk my dogs.
Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Dr., Box 5131, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Liberal Arts Building 475
Office hours fall 2013: by appointment