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Chandra Ann Maldonado

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

My primary work focuses on the rhetoric of Theodore Roosevelt and American national identity in visual culture. Other projects include the rhetorical functions of contemporary advocacy  documentary films,  as well as gender and the labor movement.

Publications


PEER REVIEWED

William C. Trapani and Chandra A. Maldonado, “Kairos: On the Limits to Our (Rhetorical) Situation,” Rhetoric Society Quarterly: Forthcoming.

Chandra A. Maldonado, “Remembering Roosevelt: Arguing for Memory Through Public and Private Networks.” In Carol Winkler (ed.), Networking Argument (New York: Taylor and Francis, 2018): Forthcoming.

Chandra A. Maldonado, “Recovering Nature: Memory and Scientific Argument at the American Museum of Natural History.” In Randall Lake (ed.), Recovering Argument (New York: Routledge, 2018): In Press.

BOOK REVIEWS

Chandra A. Maldonado. Book Review. Thomas Benson and Brian Snee (eds.).“Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary.” Journal of Communication, 65 (December, 2015): (E1-E3).

Chandra A. Maldonado. Book Review. Matthew S. May. “Soapbox Rebellion: The Hobo Orator Union and the Free Speech Fights of the Industrial Workers of the World, 1909-1916.” Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 18 (September, 2015): (513-515).

REVISE AND RESUBMIT

Chandra A. Maldonado, “Trespassing the Visual: The Rhetorical Nature of Constructing Identities and Supplementing Difference in Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life,” will be resubmitted to Trespassing: Borders, July 2018. Editor’s decision: Acceptance pending revisions.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Chandra A. Maldonado and William C. Trapani, "Disruptive Cinema: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Advocacy Documentary,” submitted to Relevant Rhetoric: A New Journal of Rhetorical Studies, March 2018.

ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED

Chandra A. Maldonado and William C. Trapani, “Documentary Agitation and the Rhetorical Networks of Outreach: The Case Study of  Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock,” submitted to Leisa A. Clark, Amanda Firestone, and Mary F. Pharr (eds.) Resistance in Popular Culture, April 2018.

Chandra A. Maldonado, “The Rhetorical Visualization of Teddy’s Legacy: Technology and the Performance of the Motion Picture Archive in Commemorative and Museum Spaces,” submitted to Cinergie, March 2018.​

Chandra A. Maldonado, Technological Borders and Boundaries of Space and Identity: The Rhetorical Function and Design of Nationhood in the Early 20th Century Educational Institution,” submitted to Kumarini Silva and Margaret Franz (eds.)Migration, Identity, and Belonging: Defining Borders and Boundaries of the Homeland (New York: Routledge), March 2018.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS       

Chandra A. Maldonado and Emily Winderman, “Memories of the IWW: A Rhetorical History of Women in Labor Discourse,” to be submitted to Rhetoric and Public Affairs, December 2019. 

Presentations

Invited Presentation. “A Kairos for Our Times: Invention, Temporality and the Metistic Rhetor,” with William Trapani, North Carolina State University. Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 2018.

Paper. “Ethos, Evidence and Digital Activism: The Rhetorical Vibrancy of Netflix’s Making a Murder,” North Carolina State University. Southern State Communication Association. Nashville, Tennessee. April 2018.

Panelist. “Archiving History, Archiving Identity: Visual Culture and the Rhetorical Construction of History, Politics, and Subjects,” North Carolina State University. National Communication Association. Dallas, Texas. November 2017.

Paper. “Visualizing Teddy: Exploring and Experiencing Roosevelt Through the Archive,” North Carolina State University, Florida Communication Association. Orlando, Florida. October 2017.

Paper. “Remembering Roosevelt: Arguing for Memory Through Public and Private Networks,” North Carolina State University. 20th Biennial NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation. Alta, Utah. July 2017.

Paper. “The Frontier and the Rhetoric of Gender Performativity in Early 20th Century Visual Culture,” North Carolina State University. Southern State Communication Association. Greenville, South Carolina. April 2017.

Paper. “The rhetorical nature of evidence as advocacy in documentary,” North Carolina State University. Southern State Communication Association. Greenville, South Carolina. April 2017.

Invited Presentation. “Contemporary Issues in Free Speech,” North Carolina State University. Southern State Communication Association. Greenville, South Carolina. April 2017.

Paper. “Moral Roosevelt and Revisioning Nature: Epideictic Rhetoric and the Recovery of American Exceptionalism in Visual Culture,” North Carolina State University. National Communication Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2016.

Paper. “Film Technology as a Rhetorical Tool to Legitimize National Identity and Citizenship,” North Carolina State University, Florida Communication Association. Orlando, Florida. October 2016.

Paper. “Nostalgia and Utopianism as Rhetorical Tactics in Contemporary Advocacy Documentary,” North Carolina State University. Visible Evidence Documentary Conference XXIII. Bozeman, Montana. August 2016.

Co-authored Paper. “Mapping the Generic Rhetorical Characteristics of Advocacy Documentary,” with Co-author William Trapani, North Carolina State University. Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. May 2016.

Paper. “Manufacturing Roosevelt:  Public Memory and the Role of Museum Networks,” North Carolina State University. Southern States Communication Association. Austin, Texas. April 2016.

Co-authored Paper. “Prankster Rhetoric, Subjectivity and Location: A Case Study of the Saturday Chores Digital Counter-Protest,” with Co-author Melissa Adams, North Carolina State University. Southern States Communication Association. Austin, Texas. April 2016. 

Paper. “Recovering Nature: Memory and Scientific Argument at the American Museum    of Natural History,” North Carolina State University. 19th Biennial NCA/AFA    Summer Conference on Argumentation. Alta, Utah. July 2015.

Projects

Local History Through the Camera Lens: Century Film Collection      https://centuryfilmcollection.wordpress.com/about/

Education

  • B.A. in Film and Multimedia Studies from Florida Atlantic University , 2010
  • M.A. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Florida Atlantic University, 2014
  • PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media from North Carolina State University, Degree anticipated May 2019