• Bruno Anaya Ortiz is a 2021-2022 BELS Graduate Fellow!


    Join us in congratulating PhD student, Bruno Anaya Ortiz, for becoming a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) Fellow for 2021-2022! Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) is characterized by a rich interdisciplinary approach that seeks to ground empirical analysis in sociolegal theory and embrace a broad range of methods, both quantitative and qualitative. CSLS is currently hosting 11 BELS Fellows representing a variety of disciplines including… read more

  • Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 and 2021!


    We celebrated the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Wednesday, May 17, 2021. Thank you all for joining us for this special and unique commencement ceremony! Click here for the Rhetoric Commencement Ceremony Program. read more

  • Congratulations to Rhetoric Grads, pê and Spencer, for receiving the Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award!


    pê Alves De Magalhaes Feijó and Spencer Adams recently received the Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award! Congratulations to them on this achievement, which demonstrates their commitment to students and to excellence in teaching, even in extraordinarily difficult circumstances. The Committee on Teaching received almost 500 nominations for this award, signifying how the UC Berkeley campus community embraced the instructional challenges posed by the COVID-19… read more

  • 2020 and 2021 Rhetoric Commencement


    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2pm, PST Keynote Speaker: Laura Wasser (Rhetoric, 1991) We will be celebrating virtually with all of the graduates from 2020 and 2021 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2PM, PST. Register for the Zoom webinar here: Commencement Ceremony for the Department of Rhetoric Class of 2020 and 2021. The Commencement Ceremony will also be streaming on YouTube Live.   2020 and 2021… read more

  • CalDay 2021


    Welcome to Prospective Students!  The Rhetoric department welcomes all prospective students as they consider their own educational path. Click on the video below to learn more from current students about what it means to study Rhetoric at UC Berkeley! read more

  • American Council of Learned Societies names Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts an ACLS Fellow


    The American Council of Learned Societies is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, and the ACLS Fellowship Program is the longest running program in the organization's portfolio. The ACLS Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with the potential to make significant contributions to knowledge within and across fields. Fellowships totaling nearly $3.6… read more

  • Congratulations to Faith Enemark, an Excellence in Management Award Winner!


    Please join us in congratulating Faith, our Department Manager, who has been awarded the Berkeley Staff Assembly's 2021 Excellence in Management Award! This significant honor for which there were over 100 nominees recognizes exemplary managers and supervisors who have led their teams and team members to meaningful accomplishments this past year. Recipients are nominated directly by their staff; Faith was nominated by Graduate Student Advisor.… read more

  • Congratulations to Rhetoric PhD Janice Yu For Accepting a Postdoc Position at Amherst College!


    Rhetoric PhD Janice Marie Yu has accepted the postdoctoral position as a Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Amherst College. The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites scholars from across the disciplines for full-time, residential appointments as CHI Fellows. CHI Fellows conduct intensive, collaborative research under the rubric of a resonant theme. Each fellow also holds an appointment in a department and teaches one course during their residency.  Join… read more

  • A Big Thank You!


    The Rhetoric Department wants to thank you all for tolerating all our Big Give messaging on 3/11 and thank you to those who contributed. We will be in touch again to acknowledge you individually, once we have access to particulars as to who you are! Meanwhile, if you were late, the links are still good! Support us here: 1. The Felipe Rochon Gutterriez Rhetoric Graduate… read more