Anna E. Lindner



Anna (MA, Media Culture, and Communication, New York University) is a doctoral candidate. A critical/cultural media historian, her dissertation analyzes Spanish colonial discourses about African rebellion in mid-nineteenth-century Cuba. Her other research interests include formations of cultural identity, racialized linguistics and education, intersectional feminisms and queer studies, critical whiteness studies, and racial justice activism. She is currently a member of the Antiracist Language and Literacy Practices research team, which conducts university-wide studies on the cultural identity and language practices of students and faculty, and the Media History research team, led by Dr. Michael Fuhlhage, which investigates the rhetoric of nineteenth-century US and Latin American newspapers.

  • Wayne State University Department of Communication Service Award, Aug. 2022: For serving as the President of the departmental Graduate Student Association.
  • First Place Paper Award—Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, June 2022: For the top student paper in the History Division, “A content analysis of Gaceta de la Habana."
  • Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship – Wayne State University, Department of Communication, Feb. 2022: Funding to complete the dissertation as a fourth-year doctoral student, Aug. 2022 to May 2023.
  • J. William Snorgrass Award – American Journalism Historians Association, Aug. 2021: For an outstanding paper on a minorities topic, “‘If ever saints wept…’: The 1850 Fugitive Slave Act in Detroit River Borderlands newspapers, 1851-1852" (shared with co-authors).

Recent Publications

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

Lindner, A. E. (forthcoming). Reading Sense8: Visual interchangeability and queer possibility in a ‘post-racial’ world. Accepted by Visual Communication Quarterly in July 2022.

Lindner, A. E., Fuhlhage, M., Fraizer, D. T., and Neal, K. S. (forthcoming). “If ever saints wept and hell rejoiced, it must have been over the passage of that law”: The 1850 Fugitive Slave Act in Detroit River Borderlands newspapers, 1851-1852. Accepted by Journalism History in July 2022; to be published in the March 2023 issue.

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