Anita Atwell Seate

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Arizona

2106 Skinner Building
Professional Interests: 

Dr. Atwell Seate is a social scientist that researches in the area of intergroup/intercultural communication. Specifically, her research is animated by questions about how people’s identity as members of various social group impacts communication processes. She studies a variety of social groups including identities based race, ethnicity, age, gender, and sexual orientation, with an emphasis place on racial and ethnic groups. She also examines the portrayals of social groups in the media, and how those portrayals influence people’s attitudes and behaviors toward those social groups.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Advising Philosophy

Representative Publications:

Atwell Seate, A. & Mastro, D. (2015). Exposure to immigration in the news: The impact of group-level emotions on intergroup behavior. Communication Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0093650215570654 

Atwell Seate, A., Joyce, N., Harwood, J., & Arroyo, A. (2015).  Necessary and sufficient conditions for positive intergroup contact: A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis approach to understanding intergroup attitudes. Communication Quarterly, 63, 135-155. doi:10.1080/01463373.2015.1012215

Mastro, D., Atwell Seate, A., Blecha, E., & Gallegos, M. (2012). The wide world of sports commentary: The effects of gender and race-based expectations in sports on the evaluations of sports analyst. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 89, 458-474. doi:10.1177/1077699012447922