Graduate Students

Sarah Marshall



Office: CIS 3066


Sarah Marshall (she/they/he) is a second-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida. Situated within the critical/cultural and interpretivist paradigms, their primary area of study is gender and queer identity within families and social groups. In the 2023-2024 academic year, they are excited to be holding the position of Master’s Student Chair in addition to working as a graduate teaching assistant and research assistant. 

Sarah received their bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Rowan University in the Spring of 2022. At the University of South Florida, they have explored gender nonconformity, queer identity disclosure in the workplace, and experiences of queer medical providers through qualitative methodologies. With the guidance of their faculty mentors, they have collaborated on projects related to transnational feminism and vaccine hesitancy. Broadly, Sarah examines everyday identity performances and embedded messages to expose the constitutive processes that result in cultural narratives. As they further develop their research interests, they hope to produce scholarship that is engaged with the queer community’s geopolitical struggles. Sarah has presented their work at the Organizational Communication Mini Conference and Florida Communication Association Annual Conference. 


Gender, Identity, Autoethnography, Queer Theory, Critical/Cultural, Relational Communication


Keith Berry