Archive: Grayson Johnston


  • Introducing: Major Maps

    December 2, 2019

    The Rhetoric Department is taking part in the Major Map Pilot Program, a new initiative on campus that aims to produce a comprehensive resource to help students plan and navigate their undergraduate experience based on their field of interest. Below is a quote from the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Education website describing the purpose of the Major Map: “Major Maps are a new resource created to…

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  • NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: Assistant Professor – American Politics of Race – Department of Rhetoric

    August 21, 2019

    The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of American politics of race, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. At the time of application, applicants must either hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program.…

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  • In Memoriam: Brian Patrick Gialketsis

    July 29, 2019

    On the weekend of July 20, Brian Patrick Gialketsis left the earth unexpectedly. A 2017 Rhetoric and Conservation and Resource Studies double major, Brian received the Rhetoric-in-Action award upon graduation. Brian cared deeply about the Earth and for those who inhabit it. He was passionate about environmental justice. Since his graduation he has been the Coordinator of Berkeley’s Green Initiative Fund (TGIF). He inspired the…

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  • Congratulations to Michelle Velasquez-Potts!

    July 17, 2019

    Michelle Velasquez-Potts has accepted a position as an Embrey Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.

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  • Congratulations to Lilith Acadia!

    July 5, 2019

    Lilith Acadia has been awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-fund Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute for the project “A Northampton Marriage: Discursive Construction and Concealment of a Queer Relationship,” which brings together research and teaching interests in religion, literature, and pretext. Acadia is an Assistant Professor of Intellectual Breadth at the University of Michigan-Jiao…

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  • Congratulations to Evyn Lê Espiritu!

    June 25, 2019

    Evyn Lê Espiritu has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She received a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018.  Her dissertation, Archipelago of Resettlement: Vietnamese Refugee Settlers in Guam and Israel-Palestine, put critical refugee studies in conversation with settler colonial studies…

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