Ph.D. Communication Studies University of Georgia
Contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism, Political rhetoric, Critical Stylistics, Temporality, Trope and Form, Style, Close Reading, Deconstruction, Critical/Cultural Studies
Teaching specializations: speech communication, interpersonal and group communication, rhetoric and public culture.
Currently teaching Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking at Georgia State University. Recipient of the 2016 Gerald R Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association for my dissertation entitled “Syntaxing the Nation: Rhetoric and Temporality in Contemporary US Political Culture.” Currently at work on a book of the same title. Part time yogi, amateur chef, mother of cats.
“A Rhetoric of Traumatic Nationalism in the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 100, no.1 (2014): 53-80
“Strength in Weakness: Pseudo-Patriotism Surrounds the Ground Zero Mosque Dispute,”
Communication Currents 9, no. 4 (August 2014) http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=5167