• Julia Jarcho Delivers Keynote for 2023 Rhetoric and Film & Media Commencement


    The Department of Rhetoric was honored to have Julia Jarcho (Rhetoric PhD 2013) return to UC Berkeley to deliver the keynote address for our 2023 Rhetoric and Film & Media Commencement (watch the 2023 Commencement livestream recording). Professor Shannon Jackson, Julia's faculty advisor, provided the introduction to the keynote address. Here is the text of Shannon Jackson's introduction and Julia Jarcho's keynote address. The Department… read more

  • Welcoming the 2023 Rhetoric Ph.D. Cohort


    Congratulations to our newest cohort of Rhetoric Ph.D. students starting this fall! read more

  • Student FAQs for Commencement


    Commencement FAQ for Students The Rhetoric department commencement ceremony: Tuesday, May 16 | 2PM | Zellerbach Auditorium How long is the ceremony? The ceremony starts promptly at 2pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. The reception will follow on Lower Sproul courtyard.  What time should I arrive at Zellerbach Auditorium? Students are asked to arrive by 1pm. We will line up to enter Zellerbach at 1:30pm.… read more

  • Rhetoric Summer Sessions 2023 Enrolling Now


    Session A: May 22- June 30 (Add/Drop by June 2) The Craft of Writing (RHETOR R1A 001 -LEC 001) In-Person: TU, W, TH 10am -12:29 pm  Osarugue Otebele Class #:13467   4 Units Rhetoric of the Self (RHETOR 120 001 - LEC 001) Online: TU, W, TH 10am - 12:29 pm Liza Michaeli Class #:15581  4 Units American Political Rhetoric (RHETOR 153 001 - LEC… read more

  • Linda Kinstler Wins 2023 Whiting Award for Nonfiction


    Since 1985, the Whiting Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Awards, which are given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Join us in congratulating Linda Kinstler as one of the 2023 Whiting Award Winners!  read more

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Awards


    Congratulations to our Rhetoric Ph.D. candidates: pê Feijó and Bruno José Anaya Ortiz for being honored with the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award. We recognize the efforts and accomplishments of our colleagues who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and excellence as teachers on the Berkeley campus. Though the GSI Center is unable to host a reception this spring, please join us in congratulating pê and Bruno!!!  read more

  • lyndsey karr Selected for the Mentored Research Award


    UC Berkeley is committed to recognizing and rewarding graduate student’s contributions to diversifying the academy during their graduate careers and beyond. The purpose of the Mentored Research Award is to assist diverse doctoral students in acquiring sophisticated research skills by working under faculty mentorship on their own pre-dissertation research. lyndsey karr's selection for this award reflects the university's recognition of lydnsey's distinguished academic record and confidence… read more

  • Job Announcements


    The Department of Rhetoric is pleased to announce that two of our recent doctoral candidates have been awarded the following positions... Tim Wyman-McCarthy: This fall, Tim will start as a lecturer at Columbia University in their Institute for the Study of Human Rights, where he will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Spencer Adams: This fall, Spencer will start a postdoctoral position at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU-Munich) in their Rachel Carson Center for Environment and… read more

  • Rhetoric R1A: Retrieval & Rescue: Towards a Rhetoric of Return in the African Diaspora


    Summer Session A (May 22-June 30) Rhetoric R1A | Class #14989 Tue Wed Thurs 10am-12:30pm Instructor: Osarugue Otebele In The Oracle (Andy Amenechi, 1998), after stealing and selling an object of ancestral worship from their village, 4 men face violent consequences from the haunting spirit attached to the object. In 2022, the British Museum began the first phase of a series of reparations of Benin… read more

  • Fumi Okiji wins the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award


    Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards, established in 2007, recognize UC Berkeley faculty for their vital role in mentoring graduate students and training future faculty. The awards are funded by the Graduate Division and seek to foster the qualities of excellence in mentorship that are so important to the Berkeley community. The winners are honored annually at an awards ceremony jointly sponsored by… read more