Nicole Maurantonio is Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Communication Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond. Prior to joining the faculty at UR, she was a Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate in the Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University. 

Dr. Maurantonio's research explores narrative and material traces of memory. She is currently working on a book project that explores how the Confederacy is remembered in 21st century Richmond, using museum exhibits and souvenirs, monuments, literature, and graffiti as sites of study. This work combines textual analysis and studies of material culture with ethnography and one-on-one interviews. 

She regularly teaches introductory and advanced courses that intersect with her research interests. These courses tend to involve different forms of community-based learning, encouraging engagement with the city of Richmond. 

Active within the UR community and the discipline, Dr. Maurantonio coordinates the Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project and is chair of the Communication History Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).

She holds a joint Ph.D. (2008) in Communication and History from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (2001) in Economics and History from the University of Virginia.

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