Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student


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  • Office Hours:

    MWF | 10-11 AM
  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student
  • Concentration:

    • Rhetoric and Civic Engagement
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • Master of Arts (MA) | Communication Studies | Ball State University
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) | Communication Studies | Ball State University


Hi everyone! My name is Peyton Bonine (he/him), and I am a first-year Ph.D. student originally from Terre Haute, Indiana. My research interests are concerned with trans and queer rhetorics, especially as they relate to representation, spatiality, and memory. In pursuit of my Ph.D. in Communication Studies, I lean into my concentration in Rhetoric and Civic Engagement through coursework engaging with rhetorical theory and criticism and themes of space and place. In addition to my coursework, I also serve as an instructor of record for SPCM 200 (Public Speaking).


Denker, K. J., Knight, K., Carroll, R. K., Bradley, K. R., Bonine, P. J., Lauck, S. M., Przytulski, H. S., & Storr, M. L. (2022). Assessing student mindset, interest, participation, and rapport in the post-pandemic public speaking classroom: Effects of modality change and communication growth mindset. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 6, 178-194.