Jump the navigation

Student Research Opportunities and Conferences

Professional Organizations and Research Opportunities

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse offers a wide variety of ways for students to become involved in public conversations 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 current chair of RWPD, Matthew Bost, at bostmw@whitman.edu.

Recent Rhetoric Student Research Presentations

  • Emma Dulaney, "Framing the (Un)grievable American Citizen: Black Precarity and the Katrina-Event," National Communication Association Annual Convention, Winner of the James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award, November 2017.
  • Samantha Grainger-Shuba, "This is Not a Legal Proceeding: Deconstructing the New Title IX," National Communication Association Annual Convention, Winner of the James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award, November 2016.
  • Meredith Ruff, “Rude Noises: Homocore, Unsettling the Symbolic, and Enjoying Abjection," Southern States Communication Association, Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference, April 8, 2016. (Winner of Whitman College's David Nord Award, given for projects designed to address critical issues facing queer communities through a variety of creative and scholarly mediums)
  • Vicky Su, "The Dilemma of the Tiger Mother: The American Dream and Tokenism," presented at the Western States Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars Conference, February 27, 2016.
beaker duck hiker icon-a-to-z icon-arrow-circle-down icon-arrow-circle-up icon-arrow-down icon-arrow-left icon-arrow-right icon-arrow-up icon-calendar-no-circle icon-calendar icon-camera icon-clock icon-cv icon-dot icon-down-triangle icon-email-circle icon-email icon-external-link icon-facebook icon-flickr icon-generic-blog icon-google-plus icon-home icon-instagram icon-library icon-link-circle icon-link-inverted icon-linkedin icon-lock icon-magazine icon-map-pin icon-map2 icon-menu-hamburger icon-menu-mobile-a icon-menu-mobile-b icon-menu-x icon-mywhitman-cog icon-news icon-phone icon-pinterest icon-play icon-quote icon-search-a icon-search-b icon-search-mobile-a icon-search-mobile-b icon-share icon-snail-mail icon-tumblr icon-twitter icon-vimeo icon-youtube logo-whitman-nc-flat logo-whitman-nc-stacked logo-whitman-no-clocktower slider-category-arrow-2px slider-category-arrow-no-line slider-category-arrow-solid slider-category-arrow slider-category-line-2px slider-category-line-solid slider-category-line tc_icon-filmstrip-fl tc_icon-filmstrip-ln tc_icon-play-fl-closed tc_icon-play-fl-open tc_icon-play-ln-closed tc_icon-play-ln-open wifi