Currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Politics. She earned her master’s degree in Communication from Northern Arizona University. Her thesis covered Religious Freedom issues in Arizona. McMinimy also possesses a B.S. in Communication Studies from NAU.
Policy, Politics, Religion, Ideology and Media.
Kayla McMinimy’s research interests include Policy, Politics, Religion, Ideology and Media.
Previously, McMinimy worked as a full-time Instructor at NAU. She taught courses including: Communication Analysis, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, and Group Communication. She also helped build courses in Communication Analysis, Non-Verbal Communication, Mediation and Conflict Management and Organizational Communication.
McMinimy was the recipient of the 2017 Part-time Educator of the Year award. She also served as the Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Advisor.
Winkler, C., McMinimy, K., El-Damanhoury, K., & Almahmoud, M. (2020). Shifts in the visual media campaigns of AQAP and ISIS after high death and high publicity attacks. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 1-14.
November 2020 – National Communication Association (upcoming) Preconference – Commons at the Crossroads “Narrating #MeToo: A Collective Traumasong”
March 2020 – International Risk & Crisis Communication Conference — Orlando, FL
“Competing with success: How the visual media campaigns of Al-Qaeda and ISIS correspond to high death and high publicity attacks by their non-state competitors”
April 2016 – Southwestern Communication Association — Flagstaff, AZ
“Religious Freedom or Discrimination: An Ideological Analysis of Arizona’s Senate
April 2014 – Western Social Sciences Association — Albuquerque, NM
“Using Communication Theories and Strategies to Persuade Lawmakers Support Medicaid Expansion in Arizona”
May 2013 – Northern Arizona Undergraduate Symposium — Flagstaff, AZ
Using Communication Theories and Strategies to Persuade Lawmakers Support Medicaid Expansion in Arizona”