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Wallace Golding is a native of Atoka, Tennessee, an alumnus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2018) and University of Illinois (2020), and a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. His research focuses on the history of racial activism in the United States. More specifically, Wallace’s work seeks to understand how racial, regional, and social identities collide; how Black activists have used political language to define those identities and their relationship to the nation; and how activists have used political language to argue for changes in democratic practice and policy. His dissertation will investigate the history of reparation arguments in the United States.
Wallace teaches courses in public speaking, public writing, persuasion, and visual rhetoric. In the past, he served as a peer leader for CMN 111/112, Oral and Written Communication I/II. He is currently serving as the President of the Communication Graduate Student Association.
Activist rhetorics, race, citizenship, reparations
M.A., Communication, University of Illinois
B.A., English, University of Alabama at Birmingham
CMN 101: Public Speaking
CMN 111/112: Oral and Written Communication I/II
CMN 321: Strategies of Persuasion
CMN 340: Visual Politics
Additional Campus Affiliations
Golding, Wallace S. "Un/Civil Demonstrators: Race and Civility Politics in the 1917 Silent Protest Parade." Communication and Democracy 56, no. 1 (2022): 28-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/27671127.2022.2049452.