Archive: Winnie Wong


  • Undergraduates: Join the Rhetoric Society!

    September 28, 2020

    The Rhetoric Society at Berkeley is an academic club with a mission to create an open environment for discussion through a rhetorical lens. Our 2020-21 Rhetoric Society leaders are Savon Bardell, Max Garber, Helena Park, and Keaton Whittaker. All undergraduates in Rhetoric are encouraged to join our virtual meetings, events, and study sessions this semester. To join and to receive news about upcoming events, please fill…

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  • Pandemic Diaries

    August 29, 2020

    Recent additions to the Pandemic Diaries by Rhetoric graduate and undergraduate students. “Sarcodes,” a SF short story by Eva Hannan ’22  “Sonnets” by Chester-Jehu Aravalo ’21 “Thoughts towards a New Home,” by Devin Choudhury The Art of Writing’s Pandemic Diaries are edited by Linda Kinstler

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  • Felipe R. Gutterriez

    June 30, 2020

    With great sadness, the Department of Rhetoric mourns the passing of Felipe R. Gutterriez, a beloved colleague and teacher. For many decades a model of intellectual generosity and rhetorical engagement, Felipe continues to serve as an inspiration to his students and peers. He came to Rhetoric at Berkeley as a graduate student in 1987. As a student then teacher in the Department until his retirement…

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  • Fumi Okiji joins Rhetoric

    June 19, 2020

    The Rhetoric Department welcomes Fumi Okiji to the faculty. Prof. Okiji received her Ph.D. in critical theory from Royal Holloway College, University of London. Prof. Okiji was a performing jazz vocalist based in London, a Black Arts Postdoctoral Fellow in Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University, and formerly assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at University of Massachusetts,…

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  • Rhetoric-in-Action Award 2020 Recipient Jessele Perez

    June 17, 2020

    Every year, the Rhetoric Department presents an award to a graduating Rhetoric major who has demonstrated academic excellence and has been actively involved in either community service, art practice and performance or professional work outside the academy and department. This year’s extraordinary events have shown the extent to which meaningful and transformative action also takes place in the private sphere, which has been reconfigured under…

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  • Rhetoric Thesis Award 2020 Recipient Seán McGovern

    June 16, 2020

    The Rhetoric Department proudly names Seán McGovern recipient of its 2020 Thesis Award. Seán’s Honor’s Thesis, “The Invisible Wound: Toward a Neuropathology of Everyday Life,” is an exceptional work of  scholarship. It was supervised by Prof. David Bates. Seán is graduating in 2020 with a double major in Rhetoric and Molecular & Cell Biology, and is a member of the Berkeley Chamber Orchestra and the…

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  • 2020 Rhetoric Department Citation Awarded to Mateo Montoya

    June 16, 2020

    The 2020 Rhetoric Department Citation is awarded to graduating senior Mateo Montoya. Mateo Montoya is graduating with honor’s in Rhetoric with a minor in History. His honor’s thesis, “The French State in Public View: Jacques Necker’s Compte rendu au roi (1781) and its Legacy,” is a study of state transparency and its effect on empowering citizens. A native of Eureka, CA, at Berkeley, Mateo served as a caseworker…

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  • 2020 Rhetoric Graduates

    June 15, 2020

      Congratulations to the UC Berkeley Class of 2020   Graduating Rhetoric Majors Babakhani, Sintia  |  Baji, Tibor S.  |  Barnes, Alecia A  |  Cruz, Francisco  |  Damron-Hall, Preston V De Bruin, Isabella Marjorie Mae  |  Diolazo, Devyn M  |  Ge, Christina S  |  Ghasemiyeh, Nasim Gonzalez, Taylor Nicole Tahlia  |  Guirguis, Elisabeth  |  Ha, Minji  |  Harrison, Joseph Victor Haughton, Katherine Silane  |  Hayes,…

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  • Outstanding GSI Awards 2019-2020

    June 14, 2020

    Rhetoric Ph.D. students Marcos Cisneros and Kathleen Powers have been awarded Berkeley’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor awards for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates in 2019-2020. Our faculty and undergraduates alike are proud to recognize Marcos’ and Kathleen’s immense dedication to their students. (Pandemic studying and teaching drawing by Marcos Cisneros.) 

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  • New Fall 2020 Course: Black Sound

    May 11, 2020

      Black Sound: Rhetoric, Performance, Poethics We will traverse a number of fields, including performance, black study, and sound, in our consideration of how blackness manifests in, and provides an analytic through which to explore, voice, music-making, listening, and modern and contemporary soundscapes. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with approaches to study and writing, drawn from sound practices. Prof. Fumi Okiji is the…

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