DR. TONIESHA L. TAYLOR BIO
SCHOLAR. RESEARCHER. WRITIER
One of my favorite quotes from author and scholar Zora Neale Hurston is, "research is formalized curiosity". I have always been curious. I love asking and answering questions. Some of the questions I'm asking are "How are Black women engaging womanist rhetoric and social justice?" "How are Digital Humanities and Afrofuturism linked?" "Do people really try to live without coffee?"
A boundless curiosity and passion for teaching has been the impetus for active engagement throughout my career. Here is a snapshot of my background and experience.
DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT
Communication Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, Texas Southern University
JULY 2019 (ONLINE MAY 2019)
“WORLD MAKING OR WORLD BREAKING?: A BLACK WOMANIST PERSPECTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRISES IN HIGHER EDUCATION.” COMMUNICATION EDUCATION 68, NO. 3 (JULY 3, 2019): 381–85. HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1080/03634523.2019.1607884.
“DEAR NICE WHITE LADIES, A WOMANIST RESPONSE TO INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.” WOMEN AND LANGUAGE 42, NO. 1 (SPRING 2019): 187–90. DOI:10.34036/WL.2019.022.
JULY 13, 2018
REFLECTIONS ON SANDRA BLAND ON THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH
SHORT LIST OF COURSES
SC 230 URBAN RHETORICAL PATTERNS
This course centers on rhetorical patterns used in American social movements and urban rhetoric. There is a focus on social media platforms and their uses for social organizing and social movements.
COMM 4513 RHETORICAL CRITICISM
This course involves the study of important decisions in rhetorical criticism with the emphasis on the analysis of standards and methods of evaluation. The course covers classic and contemporary theories and methods by scholars in rhetorical criticism including Philip Wander, Eric King Watts, Amber Johnson and Thomas Nakayama.
COMM 4503 MEDIA CRITICISM
This course involves the study of Media in all of its forms. Students will learn to apply theory and qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze traditional (print, film and broadcast) and new media (social media, digital text, GIFs).
COMM 4543 ADVANCED WRITING FOR THE DISCIPLINE
This syllabus is for a course that teaches advanced research writing and design in communication studies to undergraduate students, including social justice frameworks and digital humanities methods as they apply to communication research.