Annie Laurie Nichols (they/them) worked as a graphic designer for over a decade before adventuring to St. Petersburg, Russia to teach English and business management for four years. After returning to the USA, they studied communication theory at University of Maryland, researching how people form communities and create connections with each other across difference. Now an Assistant Professor of Communication at Saint Vincent College, Annie Laurie’s primary research areas are in visual communication, digital culture, and rhetorical theory. When not reading, they can be found making art, cooking and eating strange foods, and designing board games.


Ph.D. Communication, University of Maryland 2018

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    National Communication Association, Rhetoric Society of America, Association for Computing in the Humanities, Kenneth Burke Society, Eastern Communication Association

    Design Justice Network, Algorithmic Justice League, Data Visualization Society

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