|OFFICE: BLTN 102C
|Kristan Poirot is a jointly-appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Texas A&M University. She is the Director of Graduate Studies, and she teaches courses on feminist history and theory, black freedom movements, gender and communication, and rhetorical criticism. Her research is interdisciplinary in scope and equally invested in rhetorical studies and feminist/gender studies. She engages the concerns of contemporary feminist theorists, rhetoricians, and historians by examining the circulation of sex, gender, and race identifications in U.S. contexts that span from the nineteenth century onward. In her work, Poirot examines number of different rhetorical sites to better understand the situatedness of these identifications. She pays particular attention to social movement rhetorics and public memories about resistance and white heteronormative male supremacy. Her focus on place and context enables a feminist intervention that grapples with both the conceptual and material entailments of sex, gender, and racial disparity. She is the author of one book, A Question of Sex: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Differences That Matter (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014) and a number of articles published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and Women’s Studies in Communication.
COMM 203: Public Speaking
WGST 200: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
COMM 640: Rhetorical & Textual Methods