Hagar Attia is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. In 2010, she earned her master’s degree in Communication from California State University, Fresno. Her bachelor’s degree was obtained in 2008 from the same university and she majored in Sociology with minors in Communication and Political Science. Her interests in the discipline of Communication revolve around rhetoric, specifically in regards to post-colonial feminism and international relations. In addition to studying Communication, she has also been teaching at university level since 2008. Hagar has taught a variety of courses including public speaking, group discussion, persuasion, argumentation, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and business and professional speaking. She currently serves in the department as an instructor for COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practices.