Graduate Students

Desiree Doyle



Office: CIS 3067


Desiree Doyle is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. She received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Applied Communication Studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During her undergraduate period, she received the Clevenger Scholar Award at the 2018 Undergraduate Honors Conference at the Southern States Communication Association Conference for a paper titled The Culture Surrounding Masculinity and Male Victims of Domestic Violence. Her department also awarded her for Most Distinguished Scholar. At the same institution, she received her Master of Arts degree in Applied Communication Studies. During her master's program, she received a Top Panel Award with two other colleagues for their talk titled Moving Through Surviving to Thriving: Enacting Radical Candor in the Communication Skill Center presented at the 2019 National Communication Association Conference. Additionally, she received a Top Paper Award with two other colleagues on a paper titled "Communication is Everywhere, in Everything": Transformational Learning in Online Communication Courses at the 2020 Southern States Communication Association Conference.


- Organizational Communication. Specifically, how marginalized bodies are treated in workplace environments and cultures and how our communication can positively or negatively influence these behaviors. I also like to look at how resiliency can occur during or after these toxic work cultures/environments for the marginalized bodies involved in said experiences and what communication can help transform these environments.
- Identity and Autoethnography. I am interested in communicating our identities through an autoethnographic approach to understand better my own and others' marginalized voices and bodies in dominant spaces.
- Communication Pedagogy. More specifically, I am interested in the way instructors communicate their pedagogical practices for colleagues to transform their teaching experiences and transform students' learning experiences.


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