Doctoral candidate Hailey Nicole Otis has received the 2020 Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award from the National Communication Association (NCA) for her article “Intersectional Rhetoric: Where Intersectionality as Analytic Sensibility and Embodied Rhetorical Praxis Converge,” published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech in 2019.

The NCA section committee praised the article as being “timely, progressive, thoughtful, and creative” as well as “culturally and theoretically significant.”

Otis’s favorite quote from the paper:

“Intersectional rhetoric serves as a theoretical orientation for understanding and evaluating how rhetors use their bodies, material experiences, and academic/activist sensibilities as rhetorical resources for constituting intersectionality through discourse'” (384).

Online access to the article

• Nov. 30, 2020
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