• Introducing: Major Maps


    The Rhetoric Department is taking part in the Major Map Pilot Program, a new initiative on campus that aims to produce a comprehensive resource to help students plan and navigate their undergraduate experience based on their field of interest. Below is a quote from the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Education website describing the purpose of the Major Map: "Major Maps are a new resource created to… read more

  • Theories of the Global South


    The Program in Critical Theory’s Fall 2019 working group, Theories of the Global South, will host its third meeting on October 25 from 12-2 pm in 7415 Dwinelle Hall. To prepare, the co-conveners, Donna Honarpisheh (Comparative Literature) and Devin Choudhury (Rhetoric) kindly request that participants read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2—entitled “The Subject of Race” and “The Well of Fantasies,” respectively—of Achille Mbembe’s Critique of Black Reason. This working group will… read more

  • The Rhetoric Undergraduate Mixer


    The Rhetoric Society at Berkeley warmly invites new and returning rhetoric students to a kick-off mixer for the 2019-2020 year. Join us for food, good conversation, and tell us what events you'd like to see for the current and upcoming semester!  As dinner will be provided, please RSVP via the form so we can get an accurate headcount. All prospective and current rhetoric students welcome!  WHEN: OCT. 24th, 7-8pm. WHERE:… read more

  • Professor Trinh T. Minh-ha is the Focus of this Year’s Research Season at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art


    Conversation with Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art*, September 24, 2019, 6:30pm   Screening of  Shoot for the Contents—a film shot in China by Trinh T. Minh-ha —Phyllis Wattis Theater at SFMOMA on Oct 17, 7pm. Introduction by Professor Viet Le; Q&A with Trinh T. Minh-ha to follow.   Lecture by Trinh T. Minh-ha on… read more

  • NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: Assistant Professor – American Politics of Race – Department of Rhetoric


    The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of American politics of race, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. At the time of application, applicants must either hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program.… read more

  • In Memoriam: Brian Patrick Gialketsis


    On the weekend of July 20, Brian Patrick Gialketsis left the earth unexpectedly. A 2017 Rhetoric and Conservation and Resource Studies double major, Brian received the Rhetoric-in-Action award upon graduation. Brian cared deeply about the Earth and for those who inhabit it. He was passionate about environmental justice. Since his graduation he has been the Coordinator of Berkeley’s Green Initiative Fund (TGIF). He inspired the… read more

  • Congratulations to Michelle Velasquez-Potts!


    Michelle Velasquez-Potts has accepted a position as an Embrey Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. read more

  • Congratulations to Lilith Acadia!


    Lilith Acadia has been awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-fund Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute for the project "A Northampton Marriage: Discursive Construction and Concealment of a Queer Relationship," which brings together research and teaching interests in religion, literature, and pretext. Acadia is an Assistant Professor of Intellectual Breadth at the University of Michigan-Jiao… read more

  • Congratulations to Evyn Lê Espiritu!


    Evyn Lê Espiritu has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She received a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018.  Her dissertation, Archipelago of Resettlement: Vietnamese Refugee Settlers in Guam and Israel-Palestine, put critical refugee studies in conversation with settler colonial studies… read more

  • 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… read more