Dr. Emily Ryalls

Emily Ryalls

ISLA Program

Assistant Professor

Office Location

Faculty Offices North (47) 23L






  • Public Speaking
  • Media Criticism
  • Gender and Communication
  • Cultural Studies


  • Ph.D. University of South Florida
  • M.A. University of Alabama
  • B.A. James Madison University

EMILY RYALLS (2017) Ph.D., University of South Florida. Dr. Ryalls teaches media criticism and gender and communication. 

Dr. Ryalls joined the department in 2017. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of cultural studies and feminist media studies, with a focus on popular culture and issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Her book, The Culture of Mean: Representing Victims and Bullies in Popular Culture, is part of Sharon Mazzarella’s Youth and Media series at Peter Lang. She has published articles in journals such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Communication Culture & Critique.

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