- Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
- M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
- B.A., The University of Kansas, 2008
Anne Kretsinger-Harries is a rhetorical scholar who studies how racial politics shape and manage public memories of America’s past. Her current research examines how the civil rights movement of the early 1960s advanced its cause by co-opting dominant commemorations of the U.S. Civil War centennial. This line of research explores the ways that social movements use established, official commemorations as rhetorical resources for affecting change. Her work, generally, is informed by archival research conducted at locations such as the National Archives, the King Center in Atlanta, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Kretsinger-Harries teaches courses on rhetoric’s role in civic life (CAS 137H; CAS 138T), rhetorical criticism (CAS 100C), persuasion and propaganda (CAS 175), American public address (CAS 475), rhetorical theory (CAS 201), and public speaking (CAS 100A). In 2014, she received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, a university-wide teaching accolade for exemplary teaching performance.