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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

  • Barney Honored Nationally

    Dr. Tim Barney has been awarded the Rhetoric Society of America’s Fellows’ Early Career Award.

  • Mifsud Article Features A&S Community

    Dr. Mari Lee Mifsud guest edited for the Review of Communication on the Humanities and our A & S community is woven throughout: Lauren Tilton, Jordana Cox, Armond Townes, Nicole Maurantonio, Nathan Snaza, and a shout out to our A & S Humanities initiative.

  • Barney Awarded

    Dr. Timothy Barney awarded the Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award presented by the Eastern Communication Association.

  • Maurantonio Publishes New Book

    Nicole Maurantonio and David W. Park, eds. Communicating Memory & History (New York: Peter Lang, 2019). Taking "communication, history, and memory," this book asks how the work of communication historians can expand the interdisciplinary field of memory studies.

  • 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.

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: Timothy Barney
Administrative Coordinator: Robin Mundle