Research

My research interests cut across the entire discipline of rhetoric and composition, though the bulk of my writing is focused on explaining how collectives (nations, social movements, etc.) work within and on macro-emotional structures.

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    Dissertation

    Moving the Common Sensorium: A Rhetoric of Social Movements and Collective Emotion Our contemporary understanding of the “sense” in “common sense” is that of being rationally sound, as in “that makes sense.”  The strong connotations of cognitive reasoning evoked by the … Continued

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    Publications

    “On the Emotional Terrain of Neoliberalism.” The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest. 8.1 (2011) 47-61 “Staging the Beijing Olympics: Intersecting Human Rights & Economic Development Narratives.” With Wendy Hesford.  The Megarhetorics of Global Development. Ed. Rebecca Dingo and Blake Scott. … Continued

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    Presentations

     Conferences “In the Spirit of the Symposium: Public Presentation in the 21st Century.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV. March 2013 “The Case for the Common Sensorium.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA. May 2012 “Catalyzing Assessment, … Continued

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    Research Grants & Awards

     The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service  (Winter 2012) ||  Awarded for travel to Conference on College Composition and Communication  From the award website: Unlike other programs that grant travel funds, the Ray Award gives substantial weight … Continued