My research interests include public rhetorics, rhetorics of the body, rhetorics of law, and visual and digital rhetorics. My book, Ecologies of Harm: Rhetorics of Violence in the United States, explores organized public violence as a multimodal constitutive force. Ecologies of Harm examines how interconnected practices of direct, structural, and cultural violence maintain existing structures of power and create violent rhetorical ecologies that inflict ongoing harm on marginalized people. I argue that rhetoric scholars’ approaches to violence must acknowledge violence’s multimodality and its cumulative effects.
My work has appeared in enculturation and Advances in the History of Rhetoric (now Journal for the History of Rhetoric).