Megan Fitzmaurice

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Megan Fitzmaurice is a Ph.D. Candidate in Communication at the University of Maryland. She has published research on race, activism, and public memory in the Southern Journal of Communication and Feminist Media Studies. Megan’s dissertation examines ways that black activist groups have persuaded communities to commemorate their local slave history. Her research engages textual analysis and rhetorical fieldwork as methods, and she is interested in thinking through ways that the digital humanities can help expand our understanding of how people commemorate and who gets commemorated. She recently received an Outstanding Teaching Award, the James F. Harris Arts & Humanities Visionary Scholarship, and the Charles Richardson Award for the most outstanding Ph.D. student in communication. Megan has experience teaching Rhetoric of Black America and Women & Public Discourse, among other courses.