Student Research Opportunities and Conferences

Professional Organizations and Opportunities for Research

The Department of Rhetoric Studies offers a wide variety of ways for students to become involved in public argument as well as to present their scholarship. These include professional organizations as well as local research conferences. A few are listed here. For more information, contact the chair of the Department of Rhetoric Studies, Heather Ashley Hayes, at hayesha@whitman.edu.

Upcoming Student Presentations of Research

  • Caitlin Rooney, "Polyvalence, Polysemy and Meaning: The Case of the Russian Ban on Propaganda and the 2014 Sochi Olympics," to be presented at the Western States Communication Association Annual Undergraduate Conference, Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Zac Parker, "Sovereign Matrices: The Disposition Matrix and the State of Exception," to be presented at the Western States Communication Association Annual Conference, Sunday, February 22, 2015
  • Emmalynn Dulaney, "Regaining Agency Through Art," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015
  • Samantha Grainger-Shuba, "The Evolution of Title IX," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015
  • Kyle Hendrix, "Traumatism and Vulnerability: Drone Use as Constant War," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015
  • Dominic Lippi, "The Race Narrative in Basketball: Exposed by the 2014 NBA Draft," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015
  • Elliot Moskat, "The Social and Cultural Transcendence of Kanye West," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015
  • Emma Nye, "'Slacktivists' Changing the World: Internet Activism and Intelligible Politics in the Millennial Generation," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015
  • Paul Minor, "Why the War Will Not End: Presidential Justification for Military Action in Iraq," to be presented at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 7, 2015