Hagar AttiaFaculty

Assistant Professor in Communication Studies

Hagar Attia 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; MA, California State University, Fresno; BA, California State University, Fresno

Courses Taught

COM-120 (Public Discourse), COM-220 (Deliberation/Dialogue), and COM-251 (Rhetorics of Religion)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
COM-120 Public Discourse 8 2023/FA, 2023/SP, 2022/FA, 2022/SP, and 2021/FA
COM-220 Deliberation/Dialogue 6 2023/FA and 2023/SP
COM-258 Rhetorical Criticism 3 2023/SP, 2022/FA, and 2022/SP
FTS-100 FTS:Conspiracy Theories 1 2023/FA
COM-270 Public Deliberation 1 2022/FA