Anita Atwell Seate

Anita atwell
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Affiliate Assistant Professor, START
University of Maryland
Office Address:

2106 Skinner Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740


Anita Atwell Seate is a social scientist that researches in the area of intergroup/intercultural communication. Her research is animated by questions about how people’s identity as members of various social group impacts communication processes. She studies a variety of social groups including identities based race, ethnicity, age, gender, and sexual orientation, with an emphasis place on racial and ethnic groups. She also examines the portrayals of social groups in the media, and how those portrayals influence people’s attitudes and behaviors toward those social groups.


  • University of Arizona, Ph.D., Communication, 2012

Lead Investigator on START Research Projects

Researcher on START Projects