Dr. Natalie Hoskins

Assistant Professor

Dr. Natalie Hoskins
Room 320, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Fall 2019:

Mondays 11:00am to 12:00pm

Thursdays 12:00pm to 2:00pm

and by appointment

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Kansas (2017)
  • MA, University of Kansas (2013)
  • BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2005)

Areas of Expertise

Health Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Gender Socialization

Social Support and Emotional Expression

Interpersonal Aggression, Violence, and Conflict

Biography

Dr. Hoskins believes the study of human communication enables students to become more ethical and successful societal members in a rapidly changing global community.

As an educator, first and foremost, Dr. Hoskins believes every classroom should meet the following three basic criteria: 1) to create a safe and supportive space for authentic reflection and expression, 2) to allow for opportunities to connect with scholarship through applied learning, and 3) to raise awareness and encour...

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Dr. Hoskins believes the study of human communication enables students to become more ethical and successful societal members in a rapidly changing global community.

As an educator, first and foremost, Dr. Hoskins believes every classroom should meet the following three basic criteria: 1) to create a safe and supportive space for authentic reflection and expression, 2) to allow for opportunities to connect with scholarship through applied learning, and 3) to raise awareness and encourage appreciation of diverse perspectives.

Dr. Hoskins came to MTSU from New York after teaching for one year at SUNY-Oswego as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She was born and raised in Kansas (near Kansas City), where she earned her B.A. (2005) in Philosophy from The University of Missouri-Kansas City and both her M.A. (2013) and Ph.D. (2017) in Communication Studies from The University of Kansas.

 

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Publications

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS:

Hoskins, N., & Kunkel, A. (2019). “I don’t even deserve a chance”: An ethnographic study of adverse childhood experiences among male perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Manuscript accepted for publication in The Qualitative Report.

Hoskins, N., Woszidlo, A., & Kunkel, A. (2016). Words can hurt the ones you love: Interpersonal trust as it relates to listening anxiety and verbal aggression. Io...

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SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS:

Hoskins, N., & Kunkel, A. (2019). “I don’t even deserve a chance”: An ethnographic study of adverse childhood experiences among male perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Manuscript accepted for publication in The Qualitative Report.

Hoskins, N., Woszidlo, A., & Kunkel, A. (2016). Words can hurt the ones you love: Interpersonal trust as it relates to listening anxiety and verbal aggression. Iowa Journal of Communication, 48, 96-112.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:

Hoskins, N., & Kunkel, A. (2019). “I didn’t really have anybody to turn to”: Barriers to social support and the lived experiences of male perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Manuscript under review.

Hoskins, N., & Layne, R. L. (2019-2020). Organizational and gendered discourses constituting and surrounding the inclusion of girls in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Data collection in progress.

Oldham, C. R., Hoskins, N., Scales, B., Hill, K., Borchert, J., Strattion, T., Allen, D., & Bakari, A. (2020). Engaging men in prevention programming on the college campus. Preparing for IRB submission.

Kunkel, A., Wiley, M., & Hoskins, N. (2021). Family communication as... Support. In J. Manning, J. Allen, & K. Denker (Eds.) Family communication as... Metaphors for family communication (under contract). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley.

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Presentations

COMPETITIVELY SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Hoskins, N. (2019, October). “‘God is gay:' Navigating agnostic, feminist, and queer identities as a mother, ethnographer, and adult leader within the Boy Scouts of America.” Paper presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender annual convention, Cincinnati.

Hoskins, N., & Kunkel, A. (2019, October). “‘I don’t even deserve a chance’: An et...

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COMPETITIVELY SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Hoskins, N. (2019, October). “‘God is gay:' Navigating agnostic, feminist, and queer identities as a mother, ethnographer, and adult leader within the Boy Scouts of America.” Paper presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender annual convention, Cincinnati.

Hoskins, N., & Kunkel, A. (2019, October). “‘I don’t even deserve a chance’: An ethnographic study of adverse childhood experiences among male perpetrators of intimate partner violence.” Paper presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender annual convention, Cincinnati.

Hoskins, N. (2016, July). “Traditional gender role norms and emotion: Obstacles to empathy.” Paper presented for the International Association of Relationship Research conference, Toronto.

Hoskins, N. (2015, November). “Gender socialization impairs prosocial behavior: Hypergender ideology, emotional expressivity, and empathy.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Las Vegas.

Hoskins, N. (2015, June). “Out of the shadows: Communicating emotions as a tool for batterer intervention.” Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research mini-conference, New Brunswick.

Hoskins, N., Woszidlo, A., & Kunkel, A. (2013, October). “A recipe for disaster: Higher levels of listening anxiety and lower levels of trust push verbal aggression to the boiling point.” Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association annual convention, Minneapolis.

Hoskins, N., & Koesten, J. (2013, April). “The influence of diagnostic labeling and intergroup contact on the social network of those diagnosed with mental illness.” Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association annual convention, Kansas City.

COMPETITIVELY SELECTED CONFERENCE PANEL PRESENTATIONS

Freitag, J., Hoskins, N., MacDonald, S., & Waychoff, B. (2019, October). “Men, Feminism, & Dialogue.” Paper/performance session presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender annual convention, Cincinnati.

DeArcangelis, S., Dreiling, M., Dunn, J., Freitag, J., Hoskins, N., Kramarae, C., Manning, J., Mapes, M., & Spikes, A. (2018). “Troubling persistence: A discussion about the challenges and complexities of feminist politics, theory, and activism.” Conference Roundtable Session presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender annual convention, South Tahoe.

Ellingson, L., Guthrie, J., Harter, L., Hartwig, R., Hoskins, N., & Spinazola, L. (2017). “‘Microlevel activism’: Opportunities, obstacles, and outcomes of ethnographic facilitation.” Panel discussion presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Dallas.

Bannon, S., Bahrainwala, L., Jangbar, S., Hoskins, N., & Hudak, N. (2017). “(de)Constructing our relevance: A discussion panel of marginalized scholars.” Panel discussion presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Dallas.

Guthrie, J., Freitag, J., Hoskins, N., Kunkel, A., & Morgan, J. (2017). “Helping those who hurt: Expanding on our past to (re)imagine feminist approaches to gender-based violence.” Panel discussion presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender annual convention, Omaha.

Hoskins, N., & Wagner, P. (2015, February). “Reweaving identities: Shame as an important thread in prevention and intervention.” Workshop presented at the Reweaving Our Social Fabric: Engaging to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence conference hosted by the Kansas Coalition against Sexual & Domestic Violence, Topeka.

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Awards

Dr. Hoskins was recently awarded the James E. Walker Library's 2019 Information Literacy Curriculum Integration Grant for the redesign of COMM 3750 - Quantitative Research Methods in Communication.

Dr. Hoskins, along with Dr. Shannon Harmon (Dept. of Elementary & Special Education) and Samantha Weir (Human Sciences Dept.), was recently awarded a Public Service Grant by the MTSU Public Service Committee, which will help support the new Scouts BSA female troop, Troop 2019.

Special Projects

Dr. Hoskins is currently a member of the MTSU Engaging Men sub-committee of the Power of One grant, which is an initiative of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadershipt office, funded by the United States Office on Violence against Women (OVW). Together with Kelly Hill (Power of One grant coordinator) and Dr. Nikki Jones (Social Work), Dr. Hoskins helped to secure three MT Engage grants to support interdisciplinary, out-of-classroom learning experiences for students. The grants, total...

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Dr. Hoskins is currently a member of the MTSU Engaging Men sub-committee of the Power of One grant, which is an initiative of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadershipt office, funded by the United States Office on Violence against Women (OVW). Together with Kelly Hill (Power of One grant coordinator) and Dr. Nikki Jones (Social Work), Dr. Hoskins helped to secure three MT Engage grants to support interdisciplinary, out-of-classroom learning experiences for students. The grants, totalling $2,200, were designed to provide food for up to 150 students at three programs on gender-based violence prevention during MT Engage Week, Fall 2019. 

Dr. Hoskins is also a volunteer facilitator and consultant for The Family Center in Murfreesboro, TN, whose aim is to break the cycles of child abuse, neglect, & trauma and improve the health of children, their families, and the community.

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Courses

Fall 2019:

COMM 4800 Patient/Provider Communication

COMM 3750 Quantitative Methods

COMM 3225 Gender Communication

Background:

Dr. Hoskins has taught a variety of courses that reflect her interests and expertise. These courses include Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication, Patient/Provider Communication (i.e., Interpersonal Health Communication), Conflict in Communication, Small Group Communication, Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative), as well as Fundamentals of Communication (i.e., Public Speaking).