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First Name
Last Name
University of Maryland
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debate, argumentation, gender, women in politics, public speaking, communication, education
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About Me

Dr. Carly S. Woods is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and affiliate faculty in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland. Her publications appear in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Argumentation and Advocacy, Women’s Studies in Communication, and elsewhere.

Woods is the author of Debating Women: Gender, Education, and Spaces for Argument, 1835-1945 (Michigan State University Press, 2018), an award-winning book about women’s participation in debate. She is currently working on a book about the politician Barbara Jordan. Woods is especially happy to be contacted for stories about the role of communication in the history of education, debate, and politics.

Recent Publications

Woods, C.S. (2018). Debating women: Gender, education, and spaces for argument, 1835-1945. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

Kennerly, M. & Woods, C.S. (2018). Moving Rhetorica. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 48 (1), 3-27.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Women