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  • Katie Brown and Kyra Sutton Win 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!

    05/18/2022

    Rhetoric Department graduate students Katie Brown and Kyra Sutton have been awarded the Outstanding GSI Award this year. The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award honors UC Berkeley GSIs each year for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates. Our faculty and undergraduates alike are proud to recognize Katie and Kyra for their exceptional dedication to their students. Congratulations, Katie and Kyra! read more

  • Linda Kinstler awarded The Newcombe Fellowship and the Phi Beta Kappa Hardardt Award!

    05/12/2022

    Rhetoric PhD candidate Linda Kinstler was named one of the 22 fellows selected as The Institute for Citizens & Scholars’ 2022 class of Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows. The Newcombe Fellowship, funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, is the largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values in interesting, original,… read more

  • Trinh T. Minh-ha: What About China?

    04/07/2022

    UC Berkeley professor and experimental filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha fascinates with her new film reflecting on China's complex history and offering a journey into the wealth of Chinese traditional architecture while exploring the hinterlands of self and other in their encounter. Find screenings of What About China? below: Biennial of Whitney Museum of American Arts in NY (daily screenings; opens on April 6 and will… read more

  • Unlocatable: Seeing Hong Kong and its Arts

    03/30/2022

    HUM 196 Mentored Research Lab 3 units, Class #24594 Unlocatable: Seeing Hong Kong and its Arts Instructor: Prof. Winnie Wong Thursday, 2-5pm Wheeler 212 Mentored Research courses are designed to introduce upper-division students to the research culture on campus in a small group format. You will work closely with faculty members and graduate-student mentors in both seminar-style cohorts and more focused groups. A city of… read more

  • The Big Give is just around the corner!

    03/07/2022

    We continue to be a small department with a great reputation—the best graduate students and liveliest undergraduates on campus! We hope you are in a position to help us sustain the excitement of learning here! The Big Give is just around the corner: Thursday, March 10. #CalBigGive The Big Give is an annual online day of giving when you show support for your favorite institutions… read more

  • Linda Kinstler: To understand the Ukraine-Russia conflict, look to colonialism

    02/28/2022

    To understand the Ukraine-Russia conflict, look to colonialism  Ukrainians have been fighting Russian imperialism for hundreds of years By Linda Kinstler Click to view the article on Washington Post “I come today with an appeal to all citizens of Russia,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a televised address, just hours before Russian forces launched a full-scale assault on his nation’s major cities. He said… read more

  • Save the Date: 2022 Commencement Ceremony

    02/28/2022

    Save the Date! The Rhetoric Department Commencement Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 2PM in Zellerbach Hall.  More info to follow.  read more

  • Rebranding the Human: On Wynter’s Custodial ‘Poiesis’ with Axelle Karera

    02/15/2022

    Axelle Karera Thursday, March 3 5-7PM 188 Dwinelle Hall It is in the midst of shared discontent with what the term “Anthropocene” has to offer that demands for alternative accounts of our current ecological predicament are resoundingly emerging. Counter-histories of geo-ecologies are contesting, displacing, while hoping to dismantle an asymmetrical ecological rationality. While the range of their investments is heterogenous, critiques of this unbalanced ecological… read more

  • Lecture by Tiffany King: Orogenies and Sound Waves: Beyond Black Ecologies of Mastery

    01/19/2022

    The University of California, Berkeley Rhetoric Department Presents Cosponsored by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs OROGENIES AND SOUND WAVES: BEYOND BLACK ECOLOGIES OF MASTERY Tiffany King Wednesday, February 9 12-2PM Zoom Tiffany King is associate professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Virginia. King’s work is animated by abolitionist and decolonial traditions within Black Studies and Native/Indigenous Studies. She… read more

  • Simon(e) van Saarloos and Matthew Stadler in conversation on January 29

    01/13/2022

    Saturday, January 29, 2022 2-4pm Thinking Together in the Present: an unrehearsed conversation with Dutch-American philosopher, journalist, and activist Simon(e) van Saarloos and Matthew Stadler, the editor of ArtsEverywhere’s Polity of Literature series. Presented in collaboration with PS Guelph. This live event on Zoom marks the launch of Simon(e) van Saarloos’s newest book, Take ‘Em Down, a critical investigation of common tactics of historic memorialization,… read more