PhD Candidate Contact Info firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 513 Caldwell Hall Sophia Flemming is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies with an emphasis on rhetorical studies. In general, Flemming studies African American public address--specifically Black feminist and Womanist rhetorics from the 18th until the 21st centuries. Her research focuses on what topics Black women communicate about, their communication style, how voice shows up in their experiences and epistemologies, who Black women interact and engage within and outside their communities, and most importantly, how they communicate interpersonally and in public situations or spaces. Right now, Flemming’s primary work is about Ida B. Wells-Barnett—a late 19th-early 20th-century activist who wrote about the atrocities of lynching and campaigned for the eradication of it as well as shining a light on other racial and gender social injustices that Black people endured. Education: Flemming earned an M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia, where she focused on Ida B. Wells' pamphlets. She also completed a Graduate Certificate from UGA's Institute of Women's Studies. Flemming holds a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Women's Studies from Georgia College & State University. Flemming also spent time doing graduate work in Literature on Black Feminist Thought and Black Women Writers. Flemming is a recipient of the Osbourne Fellowship--a Communication Studies fellowship where first-year graduate students, who are underrepresented in the discipline, spend time developing their research interests.