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Research Profile

Peyton Bonine (he/him) is a Ph.D. student and graduate instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. His research, which includes analysis of trans and queer rhetorics of democratic belonging, resistance, and advocacy, among other topics, can be found in the Journal of Communication Pedagogy. His work on Terri Joe's black satirical activism was recognized as a top paper in the Mass Communications Division at the National Communication Association in 2023 and he regularly attends Central States Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. His efforts as assistant basic course director and graduate representative to faculty meetings at Ball State University was recognized by the Richard Nitcavic mentoring scholarship in 2022. 

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Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Communication Studies    

Concentration: Rhetoric and Civic Engagement              

Advisor: Dr. Tom Dunn


Ball State University

Muncie, IN 
Master of Arts (M.A.) Communication Studies
Concentration: Communication Liberal Arts & Science  
Thesis Title: Remembering Our Friends: A Transfeminist Analysis of Online Trans* Memorials 
Advisor: Dr. Beth Messner  


Ball State University

Muncie, IN 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) | Summa Cum Laude 
Major: Communication Studies 

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