Dr. Victoria Gallagher is a Professor of Communication at North Carolina State University. Her primary area of scholarship is interpretive analysis of civil rights-related discourse, commemorative sites (museums and memorials), visual and material culture, and public art. She is the principal investigator of the award winning Virtual Martin Luther King project, a significant long term digital humanities project for the public, supported in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Academy of Learned Societies. In addition to her work on public projects such as vMLK and the North Carolina Freedom Park Project, Prof. Gallagher is the editor of a book series titled, Movement Rhetoric/Rhetoric's Movements for the University of South Carolina Press. In 2020, the NC State Board of Trustees awarded Dr. Gallagher the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal of Excellence, the highest honor the University bestows on a faculty member, in recognition of her significant contributions in the humanities.