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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.

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.

Faculty Highlights

  • Towns Article

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Armond Towns published, "Black 'Matter' Lives," in Women's Studies in Communication.

  • Maurantonio Presentation

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Nicole Maurantonio and colleagues presented "Confronting Pasts: Community Engagement and Empowerment," at the annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance.

  • Mifsud Essay

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Mari Lee Mifsud's essay "The Gift, The Market, and the Question of Living Well Together: Exploring Rhetorics of Allo-Liberalism as Antidote to NeoLiberalism," was publised in Society and Economy.

  • Vickery Article

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Andrea Vickery published, "Everyday (imagined) talk: An exploration of everyday conversational topics and imagined interaction features," in Imagination, Cognition, and Personality.

  • Achter Article

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Paul Achter published, "'Military Chic' and the Rhetorical Production of the Uniformed Body," in the Western Journal of Communication.

  • Tilton Podcast

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Lauren Tilton discussed her project, Photogrammar, with Podcasts@Boatwright.

  • Tilton, Arnold Grant

    Rhetoric professor Lauren Tilton and mathematics professor Taylor Arnold received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop software that will analyze how moving images such as film, television, and news broadcasts shape cultural norms.

  • Barney Conference Paper Award

    Rhetoric professor Tim Barney's paper, “Citizen Cartography, North Korea, and the Visual Economy of Satellite Imagery,” was named Top Paper in Rhetoric & Public Address for the 2018 Eastern Communication Association Conference in Pittsburgh. He will present the paper at their conference in April.

  • Maurantonio Grant

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for work on her book project, Changing Hearts and Minds: Memory, Race and the Confederacy in 21st Century Richmond.

  • Barney Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Tim Barney was named a 2017 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy.

RhCS Feature Stories

Alum Resesarch Featured in NY TimesKristina Scharp, '06, had her research into family estrangement featured in the New York Times.
Lambda Pi Eta InductionCongratulations to the recent inductees of Lambda Pi Eta.
Monument, Museum, Media Course

Contact Us

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

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

Chair: Dr. Nicole Maurantonio
Administrative Coordinator: Robin Mundle