About the Authors
Doug is a PhD candidate in rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. He has an MA in rhetoric, also from Carnegie Mellon, and a BS in journalism from Ohio University. He is interested in argumentation, counterpublics, and the role of identity categories in public discourse.
Hilary Franklin (emeritus)
Hilary holds an MA and PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in English from Haverford College. She is interested in Asian American rhetoric, media, and (counter)public theory. She can still be found on campus at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence.
Alexis is a PhD candidate in rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MA in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Government and English from Georgetown University. Her research is on public sphere theory and the rhetoric of public policy, particularly arguments about charter schools and education reform.
Matt is a PhD candidate in rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds an MA in Linguistics from Temple University and a BA in English from Wilkes University. He researches epideictic rhetoric in consumer culture, and his dissertation examines the relationship between branding and consumer activism in the organic food industry.
The four founding editors are graduate students in and alumni of the Rhetoric Program at Carnegie Mellon University.
and our Illustrator
Kate is a PhD student in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MA in English Literature and a BFA, with a concentration in painting, from the University of Cincinnati. Her current studies focus on science, anthropology and aesthetics in the Victorian period.
Carolyn Commer, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Dickson-LaPrade, Carnegie Mellon University
Wenhao Diao, Carnegie Mellon University
Ashley Karlin, Carnegie Mellon University
Bill Marcellino, Carnegie Mellon University
Astrid Øksnevad, University of London
Will Penman, Carnegie Mellon University
Ethan Pullman, Carnegie Mellon University
Susan Ryan, Carnegie Mellon University
Kurt Sampsel, Carnegie Mellon University
David Seitz, University of Pittsburgh
Jeff Swift, North Carolina State University
Benedict Teagarden, University of London
Avery Jacob Wiscomb, Carnegie Mellon University