Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Doris Wesley is a doctoral scholar in the Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media program. She teaches communication studies courses such as public speaking, international and cross-cultural communication, conflict management, etc. In addition, she collaborates with a bright team of scholars (both nationally and internationally) on issues surrounding communication, conflict transformation, and counter-terrorism. Her recent research projects entail using multimodal techniques to explore the testimonies, discourse, and visual (media) representation of terrorist survivors and Internally Displaced Persons and creating a dispute system design for nonprofit and governmental organizations. Her research interests include organizational and institutional conflict transformation, digital archives and storytelling, terrorist and trauma survivors’ testimonies, counter-terrorism, African feminism, non-violent communication, and communication pedagogy. Doris has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and received several awards, honors, and grants. She continues to collaborate on projects and participates in several (inter)national fora.
In addition to her teaching and research, Doris is an internationally-acclaimed conflict coach and humanitarian. She is the founder of the DEW Foundation with several initiatives that passionately serve vulnerable underrepresented individuals and develop impoverished communities by providing resources, mentorship, and a safe community to improve their well-being. Doris enjoys spending her free time speaking, educating, coaching, mentoring, and sharing ideas and knowledge in the areas of Communication, Conflict-Transformation, Counter-Terrorism, and Personal Development. She enjoys impacting our world positively and contributing value.
Visit www.doriswesley.com to learn more about her!
Wesley, D. (in press). Are Terrorism Survivors Better Portrayed? An Answer from the Visual Representation of Boko Haram Survivors in Inter(national) News Media. Western Journal of Communication.
Wesley, D. (2021). A Critical-Rhetorical Analysis of Michelle Obama’s Messages on the Abduction of the Nigerian Chibok Girls. Journal of Communication and Media Research, 13(1), 13 – 26.
Wesley, D. (2021). Empowerment through silence: A critical discourse analysis of Boko Haram Survivor Narratives. International Gender Research, 4(1), 333–339. doi:10.34190/IGR.21.055
Schwartzman, R., & Wesley, D. (2020). Feminizing resilience: Transcending toughness in testimonies of Jewish Holocaust survivors. International Gender Research, 3(1), 228–234.
National and International Presentations
Wesley, D. (2022). Are Terrorism Survivors Better Portrayed? An Answer from the Visual Representation of Boko Haram Survivors in Inter(national) News Media. International Association for Media and Communication Research. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Wesley, D. & Pandya, M. (2022). The Existing and Evolving Aspects of Mobilities in the Global South: A Comparative Analysis of Individuals Affected by COVID-19 in India and East Africa. Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2022. Online Edition.
Wesley, D. (2022). Framing Terrorism Survivors: Visual Representation of Boko Haram Survivors in Inter(national) News Media. International Conference on Gender Research. The University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Wesley, D. (2022). The Decolonial Archive: Towards a Pluriversal Diversality. Presentation at the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) Symposium. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Wesley, D. (2022). International Students and COVID-19: A Critical Rhetorical Analysis of International Students’ Services Messages on North Carolina Universities’ Web Pages. The Carolina Rhetoric Conference (CRC). North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Wesley, D. (2021). Empowerment Through Silence: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Boko Haram Survivor Narratives. 107th Annual National Communication Association (NCA) Conference. Convention Central Seattle, Washington.
Wesley, D. 2021). Silencing of Boko Haram Survivor Narratives. The International Conference on Gender Research. The University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Wesley, D. (2020). A Critical-Rhetorical Analysis of Michelle Obama’s Messages on the Abduction of the Nigerian Chibok Girls. The 106th Annual National Communication Association Conference, Virtual Convention.
Wesley, D. & Schwartzman, R. (2020). Feminizing resilience: Transcending toughness in testimonies of Jewish Holocaust survivors. The International Conference on Gender Research. University of Reading, U.K.
Wesley, D. (2020). Michelle Obama Embodies the Role of an African Feminist during the Abduction of the Nigerian Chibok Girls. The Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Researcher and Dispute System Designer. (2022). Dispute System Design Framework for The DEW Foundation: Preventing, Managing, and Transforming Conflict Among Board of Directors in Non-Profit Organizations.
Researcher and Designer. (2022). The Existing and Evolving Aspects of Mobilities in the Global South StoryMapping Project. Digital Humanities (DH). (here is the link to the project: https://arcg.is/0v8vfW1)
Researcher/Co-facilitator/Content Curator. (2021). Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU) Learning Circle Redesign Project. National Communication Association (NCA). (here is the link to the website: https://www.p2pu.org/en/)
Ph.D. (in progress) Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media North Carolina State University
M.A. Communication Studies The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
BSc. Speech Communication Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Summa cum laude)