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Dr. Nathan Atkinson


Office: 1030 One Park Place

Phone: (404) 413-5671





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Rhetoric and Politics (Ph.D.)

Human Communication and Social Influence (MA)

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Nathan Atkinson


Assistant Professor



Nathan Atkinson (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2009) specializes in rhetorical studies, with particular attention to the manner in which visual images exert suasory influence in constituting public culture.  His dissertation examined newsreel coverage of the first public test of the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll, and he is currently revising the manuscript for book publication. 

Selected Publications


Atkinson's research essays and reviews have so far appeared in the Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Language in Society, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric & Public Affairs.  His work has been widely presented at the main rhetorical studies associational meetings, including the National Communication Association, the Rhetoric Society of America.  

Selected Courses Taught



At GSU, Atkinson coordinates the department's core curriculum media literacy course (SPCH 2050)

Contact Information:


Office: 1030 One Park Place

(404) 413-5671