Introduction

The PhD program in Rhetoric provides a framework in which students develop the expertise necessary to produce a doctoral dissertation that meets the high standards of graduate programs in the institution. Our diverse faculty work on a wide range of topics and with various theoretical approaches, yet we have particular strengths in the following concentrated areas of study: Classical Rhetoric and Ancient Culture, Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality, History and Theory, Law, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political and Social Thought, and Race and Ethnicity. We are particularly interested in people who want to work critically within (and between) constituted disciplines.     
 

Head Graduate Advisor:

Michael Mascuch
7313 Dwinelle Hall
510-642-2170
mascuch@berkeley.edu
 

Graduate Student Services Officer:

Marcus Norman
7407 Dwinelle Hall
510-642-1416
mdn@berkeley.edu
Hours: M-F 9-12 and 1-4