Nma Winnie Obike
Nma Winnie Obike is pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in rhetoric. She studied at Northern Illinois University where she received her B.S. in political science in 2010 and M.A. in Communication Studies in 2012. Her research interests include: U.S. nationalism, diplomatic relations, and international relations. Given her background in international politics she is interested in exploring the rhetorical impact of the United States' historical engagement with foreign nations through the apparatus of the State Department; understanding State Department actors such as the Secretary of State as rhetors communicating U.S. foreign policy to foreign nations as well as the U.S. electorate. She teaches COMM 107: Oral Communication: Principles and Practices.