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.
I just finished working on two book projects. One is with Ashli Quesinberry Stokes about the role of Southern food in the development of Southern identity. I’ve also been working on an edited volume with Esther Yook called Communicating Advice: Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice (to be published by Peter Lang in 2015).
- Stokes, Ashli Q., & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South. University Press of Mississippi. Forthcoming November 2016.
- Atkins-Sayre, Wendy, & Yook, Eunkyong. (Eds.). Communicating Advice: Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice. Peter Lang Publishing. 2015.
- Co-edited volume with Eunkyong Yook as lead editor, Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions. 2012
- Crafting the Cornbread Nation: The Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Identity, Southern Communication Journal.
- Snapshots of the South: Eudora Welty’s photography and contested images of the South, Southern Communication Journal
- Articulating identity: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the animal/human divide, Western Journal of Communication
- Naming women: The emergence of ‘Ms’ as a liberatory title, Women & Language
- Speaking our Minds: Communication Centers and Critical Thinking. In E. L. Yook & W. Atkins-Sayre (Eds.), Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions
- With Michael King as first author: Focusing on Faculty: The Importance of Faculty Support to Communication Center Success. In E. L. Yook & W. Atkins-Sayre (Eds.), Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions
- Recognizing the Past, Celebrating Change: The “Mississippi, Believe It!” Campaign Redefines the South. In A. Slade, D. Givens-Carroll, & A. Narro (Eds.), Mediated Images of the South: The Portrayal of Dixie in Popular Culture
- Protection from “Animal Rights Lunatics”: The Center for Consumer Freedom and Animal Rights Rhetoric. In G. Goodall & J. E. Black (Eds.), Arguments About Animal Ethics
- Governor Mom: Jane Swift and the Body Politic. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Gender and Political Communication in America: Rhetoric, Representation, and Display
Here’s my full CV: Atkins-Sayre CV (6-1-15)