Dr. Kate Siegfried

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Kate SiegfriedEducation

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
  • B.A., Media, Rhetoric, and Culture; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Butler University


Philosophies of materialism, critical/cultural studies, race, rhetorical theory and criticism, space/place and geography, gender and sexuality, international studies.

Professional Interests

Dr. Siegfried’s research and teaching engages critical/cultural rhetorical methods to explore the interplay between communication, race, culture, and political struggle on a global scale. In particular, her research highlights how racialized contexts of containment (such as political exile, settler-colonialism, and incarceration) shape the rhetorical resources available for political struggle. She is writing a book that engages materialist theories of rhetoric, Black geographies, and critical theories of capitalism to explore the rhetorical affordances of political exile during the Cold War. Her work has been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Women’s Studies in Communication, among others.

Dr. Siegfried teaches communication courses on cultural studies, intercultural communication, argumentation, rhetoric, race, gender, and social movements.

Contact Dr. Kate Siegfried

(478) 301-5316
Office: Langdale Hall, Room 217