Annika Speer is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at University of California-Riverside, with a pedagogical focus on Public Speaking. She completed her PhD in Theater Studies with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies at University of California-Santa Barbara and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Communication at University of Connecticut. Her research interests include gender and communication, and documentary/interview-based activist theatre. She has publications in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Communication Quarterly, and Contemporary Studies of Sexuality & Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches. In addition to academic work, Dr. Speer works as a dramaturgical researcher for films, most recently for The Girl on the Train (produced by DreamWorks Studios and Marc Platt Productions, 2016) Men, Women & Children, (produced by Right of Way Films, 2014), Walking Stories (produced by Out There/Frenesy Film, 2013) and Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (produced by Sony Pictures Television, 2013).
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