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Christina Moss

Christina MossMoss

Lecturer (Lambuth Campus)

Degrees Held

Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Communication Studies
M.A. University of West Florida, Communication Arts
B.A. University of Alabama, Speech Communication

Academic Summary

Christina Moss came to the University of Memphis in 2012. Her research and teaching interests include southern rhetoric and identity, commemorative rhetoric, gender studies and communication, and public address. She is currently working on a project analyzing the rhetorical strategies of North Carolina education and anti-lynching activist Charlotte Hawkins Brown. She is also collecting rhetoric and research for an anthology on southern women's rhetoric. She has particular interest in how southern identity, gender, race, and class intersect to navigate rhetorical challenges. She works at the UM Lambuth campus in Jackson, TN establishing the Communication Studies major there.

Courses Taught

Television and Culture
Rhetoric and Popular Culture
Communication Inquiry
Oral Communication
Gender and Communication
Advanced Topics in Gender and Communication
Advanced Presentational Speaking

Major Publications

Journal Article

Moss, C. 2011."A Nation Divided: Regional Identity, National Narratives, Zell Miller and the 2004 Presidential Election," Southern Communication Journal. Vol. 76, No. 1, January-March 2011, pp. 76-96.

Book Review

"Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause", By W. Stuart Towns, Alabama University Press, 2011, Book Review, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Vol. 16, Issue 1, Spring, 2013, pp. 191.

Pedagogical Resource

Moss, C. 2010. Introduction to Public Speaking E- Handbook: Supplemental Material for Public Speaking students at North Carolina State University, Pearson Publications, 2010.

Professional Activity

Southern States Communication Association

Southern Communication Journal, Reviewer (ad hoc) 2009-201

Rhetoric and Public Address Division 
Vice-President Elect 2013-2014 
Paper and Panel Reviewer 2008-2012

Kenneth Burke Interest Group  
President 2009-2010
Vice President and Conference Planner 2007-2009
Secretary /Vice President Elect 2005-2007
Secretary Elect 2003-2005
Paper and Panel Reviewer 2006, 2009

American Society for the History of Rhetoric Interest Group 
President 2006-2007
Vice President and Conference Planner 2005-2006
Vice President Elect 2004-2005

National Communication Association

"From Recovering Women's Words to Analyzing Gender Performance: Advancing Critical Studies of Public Address/Discourse" Seminar co-leader with Kathleen Turner for the 2010 NCA Faculty Development Conference (HOPE) at Randolph Macon College, July 25-31, 2010.

Argumentation and Forensics Division  
Paper and Panel Reviewer 2000, 2001
Resolutions Officer 1999-2000, 2000-2001
Elections Officer 1998-1999

Carolina Communication Association

Editorial Review Board for Carolina Communication Association Journal 2007-2008, 2012-2013

Honors and Awards

University of Alabama Department of Communication Studies Outstanding Alumna Award in Communication Studies. For recognition of a distinguished career as a Teacher/Scholar April 8, 2011

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