My research has focused on histories of rhetoric and composition, particularly in institutions of higher education during the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as theories of institutional rhetorics and the rhetorical work of bureaucracy. More recently, my research is increasingly focused on public discourse in contemporary politics.


Histories of Rhetoric and Composition
History of American Education
Institutional Rhetorics
Historiography & Archival Theory
Public Discourse in Contemporary Politics


Editor, special issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly: “Rhetoric and Demagoguery”

This special issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly collects essays from rhetorical scholars about rhetoric and demagoguery. This issue is due to be published in 2019.

Co-editor, essay collection: Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (accepted, forthcoming with Utah State UP)

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric & Writing Studies collects 16 essays that take up and extend the inventive practice that characterizes Sharon Crowley’s work. The goal of this collection is to reinvent rhetoric and writing studies with new theorizing that gets us to see differently, discover new possibilities for thought & action, and effect change in the field & beyond.