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Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota

I am an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota. My research focuses on the intersection of religious and political rhetoric with a particular focus on the marginalization of atheists and Christian nationalist discourses.


Kristina M. Lee, "'In God We Trust?': Christian Nationalists’ Establishment and Use of Theistnormative Legislation," Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 52, no. 5 (2022)

Kristina M. Lee, "The Atheist Dilemma," in James Vining, ed., "New Directions in Rhetoric and Religion" (Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2021)

Kristina M. Lee "Theistnormativity and the Negation of American Atheists in Presidential Inaugural Addresses," Rhetoric and Public Affairs 23, no. 2 (2020)


  • 2022–present
    Assistant Professor , University of South Dakota


  • 2022 
    Colorado State University, Ph.D. in Communication Studies
  • 2018 
    Colorado State University, M.A. in Communication Studies
  • Vermillion, South Dakota, U.S.
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