Anna E. Lindner



Anna (MA, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University) is a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral candidate. Trained as a historian, her dissertation focuses on mediated communication and white supremacy, national/colonial identity, slavery, and resistance enacted by African descendants in mid-nineteenth-century Cuba. Her other research interests revolve around cultural identity, racialized linguistics and education, intersectional feminisms and queer studies, critical whiteness studies, and whites' roles in racial justice activism. On the off chance she isn't doing research, you can find Anna lifting weights, running, or catching up on TV shows.

Awards & Honors

Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship – Wayne State University, Department of Communication, Feb. 2022

J. William Snorgrass Award (for “The 1850 Fugitive Slave Act in Detroit River Borderlands Newspapers, 1851-1852”) – American Journalism Historians Association, Aug. 2021

Samuel Eshborn Service Award (for serving as the student association president) – New York University, Mar. 2019

Top Graduate Paper Award (for “An Overview of Whiteness: History, Perspectives, and Implications”) – New York State Communication Association, Aug. 2018

Peter D. Hoekstra Memorial Award (Presented to one graduating senior) – Calvin College, Apr. 2016

Recent Publications

Lindner, A (2018). Defining whiteness: Perspectives on privilege. Gnovis - Georgetown University's Journal of Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT), 18(2), 43-5.

Courses Taught

COM 4210, Research Methods in Communication

COM 3400, Theories of Communication

COM 3300, Business and Professional Presentations

COM 1010, Oral Communication: Basic Speech