Alyson Farzad-Phillips

Graduate Student
2130 Skinner Building
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Alyson Farzad-Phillips is a current Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Political Culture. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Alyson taught 6th grade English in Nashville and worked in the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence at Vanderbilt University. She has a B.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Journalism for Public Relations from the University of Georgia, and she obtained her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. As a scholar, she is interested in the ways in which the rhetoric of space and public memory are strategically utilized during social movement organizing. She is particularly interested in studying college student protest rhetoric. Outside of life as a researcher, Alyson is interested in service learning pedagogy and wishes to engage her students in community-based learning.