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Natalia Reyes, B.A. Rhetoric, Class of 2016, Wins 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Natalia Reyes wins a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States, to support an MFA in English at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. At UC Berkeley, Natalia earned a BA in rhetoric with a concentration in public discourse and a minor in creative writing. Motivated by her belief in a more just world, Natalia became a Communications Fellow with the Haas Institute for a Fair and …    read more


Summer 2018 Featured Course - Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments

Back by popular demand, the Rhetoric Department's dynamic public speaking course is open for Summer 2018 enrollment! In Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments, students explore how everyday interactions -- from small talk at the grocery store to televised political debate -- are opportunities to persuade (or be persuaded), and they'll practice techniques for speaking up when it really matters. This unique, interactive class is a fun way for students to prepare for personal, political, and …    read more


Rhetoric PhD Alum - Annie Hill Accepts Faculty Position with Dept of Rhetoric & Writing at University of Texas at Austin

Congatulations to Annie Hill,  former Rhetoric PhD graduate joins the faculty of the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall of 2018         read more



PhD student Yael Hacohen published in Treehouse

Yael Hacohen's short story, "A Letter to Whoever is Wearing My Boots," has been published in the online literary publication Treehouse. Read her story here.  Yael Hacohen is a first-year PhD student in the Rhetoric Department. Congratulations, Yael!     read more


David Bates to give the Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture

  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada STS Program’s Annual Straker Lecture 2018                                                    David Bates        Professor, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley   “Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of …    read more


New! Freshmen & Sophomore Seminar: Writing About the Humanities

Spaces still available, enroll now! Freshmen and sophomores welcome.  Rhetoric 84, CCN 41035 - Spring 2018 - Thurs 3-5pm (2 units) Sophomore Seminar: Writing About the Humanities With Ramona Naddaff, Rhetoric Professor and Art of Writing Director - The Townsend Center for the Humanities is an internationally renowned venue for arts, culture, and intellectual and scholarly life. This seminar offers undergraduates the change to attend and write about the Center's events. Read the …    read more


Kris Paulsen (PhD 2009) wins Book Award

Congatulations to Kristina Paulsen, Associate Professor of Film, Video, and New Media in the Art History Department at Ohio State University. Prof. Paulsen has been awarded the 2018 ANNE FRIEDBERG INNOVATIVE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies for her recent book: Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface (MIT Press, 2017)    read more


Give to the Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment

Remember how every little bit helps when you're a graduate student? Remember when someone supported your learning that second language? Or attending a summer institute? Help us support the Rhetoric graduate students who come after you.    The Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment was established in 2010 and has been growing every year. Because it's an endowment, even the littlest bit from you will count a lot more than its current worth. Annual payout from this fund is reserved …    read more


Prof. James Porter one of 3 winners of Goodwin award from Society for Classical Studies

The C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit Committee has selected three winners of this year's Goodwin Award.  All three will be honored at the Plenary Session at the Boston Annual Meeting.     James I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity, Cambridge University Press, 2016   Amy Russell, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2015   Peter T. Struck, Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity, …    read more