Leland Spencer: Two National Awards

Dr. Tristan Booth (Arizona State University) and Dr. Leland Spencer receive the Anita Taylor Outstanding Article Award.
In the Fall 2017 semester, Dr. Leland G. Spencer, assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies, received two national awards for his research about gender identity and communication. 

In October, Spencer received the Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender for the article "Sitting in Silence: Managing Aural Body Rhetoric in Public Restrooms," which appeared in the journal Communication Studies in 2016. Spencer coauthored the article with Dr. Tristan Booth of Arizona State University. The award was presented at the organization's 40th annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The article may be downloaded via the Miami Libraries through Taylor and Francis or the Communication and Mass Media Complete database. 

At the 103rd meeting of the National Communication Association in November, Spencer received the Book of the Year Award from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Division for his co-edited collection, Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories (published by Lexington in 2015, with a paperback edition released in 2016). Spencer shares the award with co-editor Dr. Jamie Capuzza of the University of Mount Union. This is the book's third national award. Transgender Communication Studies may be checked out via the Miami University libraries or requested from Ohio Link.

Spencer holds a PhD in Communication Studies and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Georgia (2013) and is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Miami.