Ariel Seay-Howard

memory, violence, race, rhetoric

Dr. Seay-Howard is an assistant professor of race, rhetoric, and communication, in the communication department at North Carolina State University. Seay Howard's primary focus is understanding the connection of memory, racial violence, and materiality. Seay-Howard's current research investigates the nation's remembrance of racial violence and how it has impacted African Americans' lived experience in the United States. She examines how new modes of commemoration, like lynching memorials, former slave plantations that are now museums, and documentary films, operate as counter-memories that help the public remember racial violence differently than the sanitized white narrative typically taught. In exploring these new approaches to remembering, Seay-Howard hopes to create a new paradigm for recalling this violent history and illuminating ways to transform how we discuss the past, present, and future.

Works (2)

Updated: September 1st, 2023 05:04

2023 article

Memorializing with and for the Undercommons: Black Study and Unsettling Grounds

Keeling, D. M., Seay-Howard, A. E., & O'Shea, B. (2023, May 28). RHETORIC SOCIETY QUARTERLY.

By: D. Keeling, A. Seay-Howard* & B. O'Shea

author keywords: Black study; coalition; geology; public memory; soil; undercommons
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 12, 2023

2022 chapter

Anti-Black Violence

In Democracies in America.

By: A. Seay-Howard

Source: ORCID
Added: August 31, 2023


Updated: August 30th, 2023 10:19

2023 - present

North Carolina State University Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, US
Assistant Professor of race, rhetoric, and communication Communication


Updated: August 30th, 2023 11:23

2018 - 2023

Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan, US
Doctorial Degree Communication

2016 - 2018

Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI, US
Masters of Arts Communication

2012 - 2016

Oakland University Rochester, MI, US
Bachelors of Arts Communication

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record. Updated: August 30th, 2023 11:12

grant August 1 - October 1, 2023
National Humanities Grant
Humanities Council of Washington