AFST will be cosponsoring with the Department of Communication a special lecture by Dr. Ersula Ore, Lincoln Professor of Ethics in The School of Social Transformation, Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and Rhetoric, Arizona State University, in Tempe Arizona. Dr. Ore is the author of Lynching, Violence, Rhetoric and American Identity. The Lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Rudder Tower, Room 401.
Brief Bio of Dr. Ore:
Ersula J. Ore is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and assistant professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric at Arizona State University. Her work examines the suasive strategies of aggrieved communities as they operate within a post-emancipation historical context. Her book “Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity” (University of Mississippi Press, 2019), explores lynching as a racialized practice of civic engagement that has, from the 1880s onward, communicated the meanings and boundaries of citizenship in the U.S. The book gives particular attention to the civic roots of lynching, the relationship between lynching and white constitutionalism, and contemporary manifestations of lynching discourse and logic today. Professor Ore is a 2013 Institute for Humanities Research Fellow at ASU and a 2011 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award Recipient. Her most recent journal articles include “‘PushBack’: A Pedagogy of Care,” in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture (2017) and “They Call Me ‘Dr. Ore’, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society Special Issue: Race, Rhetoric and the State (2015). Her book chapter, “Whiteness as Racialized Space: Obama and the Rhetorical Constraints of Phenotypical Blackness” in “Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education“ (SIUP Press, 2017) was recently awarded the 2018 CCCC Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection.