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The RHCS curriculum analyzes and theorizes symbolic action across a variety of venues, including law, rhetoric, media, elective politics, history, resistance efforts, public memory, and relational dynamics.
Department News

Congratulations to Melanie Cooke, '16, who received the Academic Excellence Award, and Leslie Stevens, '16, recipient of the Research Achievement Award.

Faith Logan, '18, presented, “The Illusion of Inclusion: Thin Ideal Advertisements in Seventeen Magazine, 1950-2010,” at the Eastern Communication Association conference.

Alex Duncan, '16, and Sarah Styslinger, '16, had papers accepted at the DePauw Undergraduate Honors Conference.

Faculty Highlights

  • Maurantonio Article

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio's research on how journalism helps cover up systemic racism was featured in Journalism Research News.

  • Mifsud Podcast

    Dr. Mari Lee Mifsud discussed her recent book, Rhetoric and the Gift: Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Contemporary Communication, as part of the Podcasts@Boatwright Series.

  • Barney Profile

    Style Weekly profiled rhetoric professor Tim Barney's new book on the geopolitics of maps.

  • Mifsud publishes two new books

    Dr. Mari Lee Mifsud published A Revolution in Tropes: Alliosotrophic Rhetoric and Rhetoric and the Gift: Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Contemporary Communication.

  • Achter Articles

    Dr. Paul Achter recently published a piece on "The Wire" on Huffington Post, and "Reluctant Conquests: Media Events and the End of the Iraq War.” in the forthcoming book, A Communication Perspective on the Military: Interactions, Messages, and Discourses.

  • Barney publishes article

    Dr. Timothy Barney published "'A Tale of Two Vaclavs': Rhetorical History and the Concept of 'Return' in Post-Communist Czech Leadership." in Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Special Issue: Rhetorics of '1989' and After: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transition.

  • New Maurantonio Article

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio recently published "Remembering Rodney King: Myth, Racial Reconciliation, and Civil Rights History" in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

  • Barney Publishes Book

    Timothy Barney's book, Mapping the Cold War: Cartography and the Framing of America's International Power will soon be published by UNC Press.

Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from RhCS faculty are being read around the globe.

RhCS Feature Stories

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies
402-C Weinstein Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8263
Fax: (804) 287-6496

Chair: Dr. Paul Achter
Administrative Coordinator: Robin Mundle