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Megan Flannery

Graduate Student

Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media


Megan Flannery is a doctoral student in the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media program as well as an instructor of English and Communication. She also acts as Secretary of NC State’s chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America. Her primary research interests include visual rhetoric, discourse analysis, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Megan’s recent scholarly work focuses on survivors of sexual assault: how they are represented in news media and popular culture, the resources available to them, their disclosure practices, and their help-seeking experiences. Outside of campus, Megan dedicates her time volunteering with this population, working as a Sexual Assault Response Advocate.


Poster Presenter, “Faces of an Anti-Sexual Violence Organization: A Visual Content Analysis,” Graduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, April 2022.

Panel Speaker, “How Do We Make a Decolonial Archive and What Do We Do With It? Approaches, Questions, and Future Directions,” CRDM Symposium, North Carolina State University, March 2022.

Moderator, multiple sessions, Carolina Rhetoric Conference, North Carolina State University (virtual), February 2022.

Presenter, “A Face of a Survivor,” Equity Research Symposium, North Carolina State University Central Campus, February 2022.

Panel Speaker, “Complicating Commonplaces of Digitalness in Gen Z Writers and Writing,” Red River Innovation Lab for the Humanities’ Innovative Scholarship, Research, and Pedagogy Series, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Main Campus, March 2020.*

*Also scheduled to present material at 2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Invited Lecture, “Preventing Sexual Assault and Eliminating Rape Culture,” Incoming Freshman Orientation, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Main Campus, August 2019.

Lecture and Discussion, “Rape Culture in Our Culture,” Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Main Campus, April 2019.

Paper Presentation, “Texas Charter Schools: Approaching the Controversy through Comics,” Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression, April 2016.


B.A. English Writing and Rhetoric St. Edward's University 2015

Master Teaching of Writing Certificate Texas A&M University-Texarkana 2018

M.A. English Composition Texas A&M University-Texarkana 2020