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Emily Hobbs

Emily Hobbs

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences

316 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2013
  2. M.A., Penn State University, 2015
  3. Ph.D., Penn State University, anticipated 2019


Emily Hobbs' research focuses on questions of women’s rhetoric, rights, and representation. She primarily researches cases of historical women, including rhetorical strategies of the woman suffrage movement and early 20th century women’s labor movement rhetoric. For her M.A. thesis project, Emily investigated the woman suffrage rhetoric of Anna Howard Shaw to uncover how Shaw mobilized definitions of womanhood around the turn of the 20th century in the name of woman suffrage. Emily is currently studying mid-20th century representations of gender in print and digital media, particularly related to outer space travel and new technologies. Emily’s scholarship is influenced by the areas of rhetorical criticism, feminist theory, historiography, and media studies. Emily has presented her work at both regional and national conferences and has also taught undergraduate courses in message analysis and public speaking. 

Advisor: Dr. Kirt H. Wilson