Faculty and Staff - Visual Rhetoric

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    Dr Victoria J Gallagher

    Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Gallagher's primary area of publication and scholarship is rhetorical criticism, particularly of civil rights-related discourse, commemorative sites (museums and memorials), visual rhetoric, material culture, and public art. She is the principle investigator of the Virtual Martin Luther King project and co-editor of Communicative Cities in the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 2013). Her published essays appear in major journals and book collections and her work has been funded by organizations as varied as the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Engineering Information Foundation. Dr. Gallagher teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in visual and material rhetoric, rhetorical theory and criticism, communication ethics, and organizational communication.

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    Dr Helen J Burgess

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr Burgess has primary research interests in electronic literature, multimodal composition, physical computing and science fiction studies. Long a practitioner of scholarly multimedia publishing, she is coauthor of Red Planet (Markley, Higgs, Kendrick, Burgess 2000) and Biofutures (Mitchell, Burgess, Thurtle 2008), both in DVD-Rom format, and Highways of the Mind (Burgess, Hamming 2014, Penn Press), a multi-touch book for iPad. She is coeditor of the Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature (Boyle, Burgess, 2018); a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization; coeditor of the Bloomsbury Series in Electronic Literature; editor of the journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, and coeditor of the Hyperrhiz Electric series for longform born-digital scholarship. She holds a PhD in English from West Virginia University.

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    Dr Sarah R Stein

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Stein worked in documentary filmmaker, primarily as an editor, for 25 years before getting her doctorate at the University of Iowa in Media Studies. Her current research is in the mediation of rape in the military, and the portrayal of death in the popular media, from a critical cultural studies approach. Her publications in recent years have been co-authored with a number of CRDM students. Dr. Stein teaches classes on communication, culture and technology, film production, and feminist/critical/analytic perspectives.

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    Rebecca Ann Walsh

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Rebecca Walsh's research focuses on theories of space and place, anthropocentrism and materiality, and transnationalism. She teaches classes on global modernism; transnational American Studies; world literature; and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature. She was recently elected Program Chair and has joined the Board of the Modernist Studies Association (2017-2020).

    She is author of the book The Geopoetics of Modernism (University Press of Florida, February 2015) and has guest-edited a special issue, "Global Diasporas," of the journal Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, in addition to publishing essays and articles on race, American empire, and feminist theory. She holds a Ph.D. in twentieth-century literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Dr Chris Ingraham

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Ingraham’s research focuses on the various ways that our contemporary moment is changing the traditional roles of discourse in democracy. Of particular interest to him is the importance of affect and art relative to citizen involvement in cultural public spheres and civil societies that are increasingly mediated by algorithms. He teaches courses in rhetorical theory and history as well as seminars on critical and interpretive inquiry in the study of culture and media. Among his publications are articles about vernacular rhetoric, archives, public libraries, transdisciplinarity, and algorithms. Dr. Ingraham joined the faculty at NC State in 2015 after finishing his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He doesn’t like referring to himself in the third person.

  • Dr Emily Winderman

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    After earning her Ph.D. in Rhetorical Studies from the University of Georgia in 2015, Dr. Winderman is thrilled to join the Communication Studies faculty at NCSU.  Her research explores the role of public emotions in the constitution of collective identity in controversies related to women's reproductive healthcare.  In addition to exploring contemporary issues in women's reproductive health, Dr. Winderman also examines the function of emotional appeals in historical discourses so that we might better understand the development of our current reproductive moment.