Hagar Attia


Instructor in Communication Studies

Hagar Attia is a new instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College. She has taught Communication at the university level since 2008. Hagar teaches a variety of courses that include public speaking, persuasion, argumentation and debate, interpersonal, intercultural and business communication. Hagar has also designed and taught online courses such as "Voices of the Modern Middle East" and "Interpreting Strategic Discourse." At Gustavus, she teaches "Public Discourse" and "Rhetorical Criticism."

Hagar's current research interests are centered on fundamentalist argumentation. Her disseration is titled: "Purity, Preservation, and Protection: Fundamentalist Arguments in American Discourse."

Apart from teaching and research, Hagar spends her time reading, watching historical dramas, cooking, and fostering kittens. 


PhD, University of Maryland, College Park (expected Fall 2021); MA, California State University, Fresno; BA, California State University, Fresno

Course Taught

COM-120 (Public Discourse)