Dr. Kristan Poirot 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.
- Ph.D. in Speech Communication, University of Georgia - (Athens, Georgia, United States) 2004
- M.S. in Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - (Carbondale, Illinois, United States) 2000
- B.S. in Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - (Carbondale, Illinois, United States) 1999
- Dubriwny, T. N., & Poirot, K. (2017). Gender and Public Memory. Southern Communication Journal. 82(4), 199-202.
- Poirot, K. (2017). Violence and White Heteronormative Citizenship. Women's Studies in Communication. 40(4), 321-324.
- Poirot, K. (2015). Gendered geographies of memory: Place, Violence, And exigency at the birmingham civil rights institute. Rhetoric and Public Affairs. 18(4), 621-647.
- Poirot, K., & Watson, S. E. (2015). Memories of Freedom and White Resilience: Place, Tourism, and Urban Slavery. Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 45(2), 91-116.
- Poirot, K. (2010). (Un)Making sex, making race: Nineteenth-century liberalism, difference, and the rhetoric of elizabeth cady stanton. Quarterly Journal of Speech. 96(2), 185-208.
- Ziemer, Jordan Allen (2016-08). \"Entrepreneurs of the Church World\": Investigating Intersections between Enterprise Discourse and the Occupational Identity of Church Planters. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Riley, Catherine Lorelei (2015-12). The Rhetoric of Homiletics: Preaching, Persuasion, and the Cappadocian Fathers. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Lockhart, Eleanor Amaranth (2015-08). Nerd/Geek Masculinity: Technocracy, Rationality, and Gender in Nerd Culture's Countermasculine Hegemony. (Doctoral Dissertation)