Mary Anne Taylor

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Mary Anne Taylor
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Professor Taylor (She/They) is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Communication Studies. As a rhetoric and gender scholar, Professor Taylor's research investigates and often challenges dominant discourses of power in the public spheres of American politics, health, and sports communication. Dr. Taylor's work is published in the journal of Women and Language, American Behavioral Scientist, Qualitative Health Research, and the Journal of Health Communication. She has also presented her work at national, international, and regional conferences on the rhetoric(s) of gender, race, and sexuality in sports, health, and politics. Dr. Taylor is also the faculty director of a Global Pathway program in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which is an immersive study abroad program that engages communication, leadership, and cultural studies.

Dr. Taylor joined Emerson College from the Department of Management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Dr. Taylor earned a Ph.D in Rhetoric and Language from the Moody College of Communication at UT Austin, and an MP.Aff. from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, also from UT Austin.



B.A., University of Alabama
M.P.Aff., University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication Studies