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  • In Memoriam: Brian Patrick Gialketsis

    07/29/2019

    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!

    07/17/2019

    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!

    07/05/2019

    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!

    06/25/2019

    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!

    05/28/2019

    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

  • Congratulations to the Rhetoric Class of 2019 Undergraduate Award Winners

    05/23/2019

    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

    05/15/2019

    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… read more

  • Congratulations to Giancarlo Cornejo!

    05/03/2019

    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… read more

  • Rhetoric Faculty James Porter giving 2019 Gray Lectures at Cambridge

    04/09/2019

    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. Learn More: www.classics.cam.ac.uk/seminars/special-lectures read more

  • Summer 2019 Featured Course – Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments

    04/05/2019

    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… read more