Alicia Hatcher, Ph.D.


Alicia Hatcher, Ph.D., was named assistant professor in the English and Theatre Department.  She earned her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her M.A. in English from North Carolina Central University, and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University. Her research focuses on embodied, spatial, and cultural rhetorics, specifically the ways bodies and spaces are used as rhetorical and symbolic tools in the fight against systemic oppression. In 2021, Dr. Hatcher is currently a mentor for The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition’s online mentoring program (2021-2022) and co-editor of the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics’ Comics/Visual Rhetorics, Decoloniality, and Liberatory Futures special issue slated for publication Spring 2022. Her article “Introducing Performative Symbolic Resistance” is forthcoming in Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space.


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