Toniesha Taylor

Dr. Toniesha L. Taylor (@DrTonieshaT) is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences in the School of Communication at Texas Southern University. Her research foci in  African American, Religion, Intercultural, Gender and Digital Humanities. She has cultivated her interest throughout her doctoral work at Bowling Green State University where she completed her Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a focus on Rhetoric in 2009. Toniesha’s research, conference presentations, and publications speak to her diverse interest. Her recent research and conference presentations include discussions on womanist rhetoric as method and theory; practical social justice pedagogy for faculty and students; and digital humanities methods implications for activist recovery projects.  Dr. Taylor’s recent Digital Humanities projects include The Prairie View Women’s Oral History Project is designed to collect, preserve, curate and display the oral histories of women who have had a thirty (30) year or longer relationship to Prairie View A&M University.

Selected Publications:
  1. Taylor, T. L. (2019). World making or world breaking?: A black womanist perspective on social media crises in higher education. Communication Education, 68(3), 381–85. https://doi.org/10.1080/03634523.2019.1607884.
  2. Taylor, T. L. (2019). Dear nice white ladies: A womanist response to intersectional feminism and sexual violence. Women and Language, 42(1), 187–90. doi:10.34036/WL.2019.022.
  3. Earhart, A. E., & Taylor, T. L. (2016). Pedagogies of race: Digital humanities in the age of Ferguson. In L. Klein & M. Gold (Eds.), Debates in Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  4. Taylor, T. (2015). Saving sound, sounding black and voicing America: John Lomax and the creation of the “American voice.” Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog.