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Megan Alyssa Fletcher

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

My name is Megan Alyssa Fletcher and I am PhD candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media program as well as an instructor of Communication and Interdisciplinary studies at North Carolina State University. Originally from Massachusetts, I moved to Raleigh to pursue my Masters Degree in Communication Studies. My primary scholarly interests include feminist theory, narrative methods in qualitative research, intimate partner violence, social justice, and education. My most recent research explores the use of narrative resistance as a feminist intervention in intimate partner violence, as well as the use of "safety" mobile apps as a post-feminist intervention in IPV. My first autoethnography “We to Me: An Autoethnographic Discovery of Self – In and Out of Domestic Abuse” was published in Women’s Studies in Communication in 2018. For this article I was awarded the Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award by the National Communication Association (NCA) in November of 2019. In addition to my academic pursuits I am an active member of the nonprofit sector in Raleigh. I currently serve as secretary on the Executive Board of Directors for BLOOMHERE, a Raleigh based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving women transitioning out of addiction, human trafficking and abusive relationships. I hope to combine all of my passions in order to become a caring and impactful advocate, educator and researcher.​

Publications

Fletcher, M. A. (2018). We to Me: An Autoethnographic Discovery of Self, In and Out of Domestic Abuse. Women's Studies in Communication41(1), 42-59.

Presentations

Fletcher, M.A., Ranade, N., Stone, M. "Hashtag Activism in the Classroom - Feminist Pedagogical Interventions for Rhetorical Analysis and Participation in Online Activist Movements" a Roundtable accepted for presentation at the 19th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Portland, OR, May 2020. Conference subsequently canceled due to COVID–19 pandemic.

Fletcher, M. A. (2020, January). "At Arm's Length: Friends, Family and Intimate Partner Violence." Doing Autoethnography Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL

Fletcher, M. A. (2019, April). “Body as Spectacle: Rendering Intimate Partner Violence Visible.” (Panel) Feminist Embodied Methods and Practices in Rhetorical Studies, Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Raleigh, NC 

Fletcher, M. A. (2019, April) “Man Cave at Mom’s: A Microcosm of Adolescence and Masculinity” (Panel) Playing with Our Selves: Examining Life Through Virtual Media, Gender Bodies and Technology, Roanoke, VA

Fletcher, M. A. (2019, April). “Connected Isolation: The Circle of 6 Mobile App and Intimate Partner Violence.” (Panel) Pulling Out or Staying Put?: The Gendered Politics of Technologically-Mediated (S)Exit. Gender Bodies and Technology, Roanoke, VA

Projects

  • Board of Directors, BLOOMHERE Raleigh, NC
  • Communication Specialist, Center for Family and Community Engagement
  • Communication Specialist, Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina

Education

  • B.A. in Communication and Media Studies from Bridgewater State University, 2013
  • M.S. in Communication Studies from North Carolina State University, 2016