Anna joined the Communication Studies Department in the fall of 2014. Her primary research interests lie in early American public address, particularly the rhetoric of 19th century women's and African American rights movements. She has most recently studied the pioneering rhetoric of freethinker and suffragist Ernestine Potowski Rose and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. Anna's master's thesis examined new media as a tool for consciousness raising in the women's movement. Previously, she graduated with an M.A. from Colorado State University and a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, both in Communication Studies.