Dr. Anita Mixon


  • Assistant Professor and Basic Course Director COM 1010

  • Mondays: 1pm -3:30pm

    Tuesday: 4pm - 5:30pm

  • 539 Manoogian Hall

  • anita.mixon@wayne.edu


Dr. Anita Mixon received her doctoral degree in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she specialized in Rhetoric and minored in Gender and Women's Studies. Her research examines institutional rhetoric via the intersections of race, gender, and identity-formation in urban enclaves. Her dissertation, “Women Speaking in and for Institutions: A Rhetorical History of the Politics of Respectability in Black Chicago, 1919-1939,” explored the early twentieth century Chicago urban enclave, Bronzeville. She interrogated the ways in which Black women utilized agency, decorum, and respectability politics to navigate the church and labor. 


Area of Expertise

 Gender and Women's Studies, Race, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism

Degrees and Certifications

Ph.D. Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Area of Specialty: Rhetoric
  • Minor: Gender and Women's Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate: Citizen's Scholar

M.A.   Communication Studies, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

B.A.    Communication Studies, Columbia College (Columbia, South Carolina)