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Belinda Stillion Southard received Marie Hochmuth Nicols Award

Belinda Stillion Southard, an assistant professor of communication studies and women’s studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has received a national award for her examination of how a relatively powerless group of women used rhetoric to help achieve woman suffrage. 

 Stillion Southard was given the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the National Communication Association at its annual convention in November for her book Militant Citizenship: Rhetorical Strategies of the National Woman’s Party, 1913-1920. The award honors outstanding published scholarship in public address and recognizes quality of research, originality and intellectual creativity.