Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies

I am currently researching Southern identity through a focus on Southern foodways. I am working on several conference papers, a journal article, and a book proposal on this subject. In particular, I'm studying the role that foodways play in the development of Southern identity and how the new Southern food movement can be a part of changing the image of the South.

Books


Yook, Eunkyong L., & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy (Eds.). (2012). Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters


Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2012). Snapshots of the South: Eudora Welty’s Photography and Contested Images of Race. Southern Communication Journal, 77, 77-93. [lead article]

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2012). 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 (pp. 13-22). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

King, Michael, & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2012). 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 (pp. 147-160). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2012). 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 (pp. 107-122). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2010). Articulating Identity: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Animal/Human Divide. Western Journal of Communication, 74, 309-328.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2010). Protection from “Animal Rights Lunatics”: The Center for Consumer Freedom and Animal Rights Rhetoric. In G. Goodall & J. E. Black (Eds.), Arguments About Animals (pp. 147-162). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2009). Governor Mom: Jane Swift and the Body Politic. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Gender and Political Communication in America: Rhetoric, Representation, and Display (pp. 129-147). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy. (2005). Naming Women: The Emergence of Ms. as a Liberatory Title. Women and Language, 28, 8-16.