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Congratulations to Kris Trujillo!

Kris Trujillo has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. Trujillo received his doctorate from Rhetoric in 2017, completing his dissertation entitled "Jubilee of the Heart: How Monastic Song Became Mystical Poetics." Trujillo previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology at Fordham University (2017-2018) and as Assistant Professor of English at Fordham University (2018-2019). His teaching and …    read more


Congratulations to the Rhetoric Class of 2019 Undergraduate Award Winners

Congratulations to the following Rhetoric undergraduates from the Class of 2019 for winning Departmental Awards: Rhetoric Departmental Citation - Christine Canady Rhetoric Honors Thesis Award - Emman Hamidi & Lisa Tarasyuk Rhetoric in Action - Bailey Farren    read more


The Rhetoric Department Welcomes Bettina Duval as the Spring 2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker

Bettina Duval is the CEO of BRDBND, a manufacturer and distributer of specialized telecommunications hardware. BRDBND supplies primarily to cable tv providers. Currently Bettina is president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Board of Governors. She serves as a trustee on the University of California, Berkeley, Foundation Board and is a Builder of Berkeley. She is also the assistant chairperson of UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy Board. Previously she was a member of …    read more


Congratulations to Giancarlo Cornejo!

Giancarlo Cornejo graduated with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. His dissertation, Travesti Memory and Politics: Toward a Peruvian Transgender Imaginary, proposes travestismo as a critical tool to read the unstable and contested production of gender, sexuality, and race in contemporary Peru. Giancarlo will serve as President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Spanish and …    read more


Rhetoric Faculty James Porter giving 2019 Gray Lectures at Cambridge

Congratulations to Rhetoric faculty James Porter, who will be giving this years Gray Lectures at Cambridge University in May. Info on these events can be found here.    read more


Summer 2019 Featured Course - Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments

Summer 2019 Featured Course - Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments Back by popular demand, the Rhetoric Department's dynamic public speaking course is open for Summer 2019 enrollment! In Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments, students explore how everyday interactions -- from small talk at the grocery store to televised political debate -- are opportunities to persuade (or be persuaded), and they'll practice techniques for speaking up when it really matters. This unique, interactive class is a …    read more


Rhetoric Graduate Student Linda Kinstler published in The New York Review of Books

 Congratulations to Rhetoric Department grad student Linda Kinstler for her article recently published in the New York Review of Books. Her article, "‘A Partial Freedom’: What Latvia Found in the KGB Archives" can be viewd on the NYROB website here.     read more


Rhetoric Department Grad Students Marcos Cisneros and Keoni Correa win 2019 FLAS Fellowships

Rhetoric Department graduate students Marcos Cisneros and Keoni Correa have been awarded the Summer 2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. Congratulations, Marcos and Keoni!    read more


Rhetoric Department Grad Students Michael Dalebout and Richard Grijalva win 2019 Outstanding GSI Award

Rhetoric Department graduate students Michael Dalebout and Richard Grijalva 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. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 3:30pm-5:00pm at the International House. Congratulations, Michael and Richard!    read more


The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World

Congratulations to Michael Wintroub, whose new book, The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World, has been awarded the 2018 Pickstone Prize, for the best scholarly book in the history of science and medicine in English, by the British Society for the History of Science.    read more