We have a new doctor in the house: Dr. Jason Buel!

Many congratulations to Dr. Jason Buel on the successful defense of his dissertation, "Whose Screens? Our Screens! Digital Documentary and Social Activism." Jason's dissertation examines the politics of nonfiction digital video in the context of three contemporary social movements: Black Lives Matter, Maidan, and Idle No More. His work draws from assemblage theory and affect …

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CRDM Student Wins NC State CHASS Dissertation Award

Recently we announced that Ashley R. Kelly successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research.” Her dissertation, following a CRDM tradition, won the 2013-2014 NC State College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Award. A committee of graduate program directors evaluates nominated entries from across the college …

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Research Award for CRDM grads

The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) awarded their Best Article or Book Chapter in Rhetoric, Writing Studies or Discourse Studies in 2013 to CRDM grads Dr. Ashley R. Kelly and Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, and CRDM faculty William J. Kinsella, for their article “Risk, regulation, and rhetorical boundaries: claims and challenges surrounding a purported nuclear …

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Ashley R. Kelly, PhD

The CRDM blog is happy to congratulate Ashley on successfully passing her dissertation, titled "Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research." Her committee members are Carolyn Miller (chair), Nancy Penrose, and Bill Kinsella, all at NC State, and Jordynn Jack at UNC-Chapel Hill and Randy Harris at the University of Waterloo, …

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Jeff Swift, Ph.D.

The CRDM student blog is incredibly proud of Dr. Jeff Swift, long time blog editor here, for successfully defending this dissertation. His project, entitled “Flash Publics: A Rhetorical Recuperation of Public Sphere Theory in a Digital Age,” was chaired by Carolyn R. Miller and examines digital activism and online deliberation. His full committee includes Victoria …

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Congratulations to Dr. Chris Cummings

Christopher L. Cummings, Ph.D. will be joining the faculty as a tenure-line assistant professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in January 2014.  Chris completed both of his graduate programs at NCSU, with his MS in Communication and his PhD in CRDM. With this background, …

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Josh Reeves, PhD

The CRDM student blog is proud to congratulate Dr. Joshua Reeves for successfully defending his dissertation earlier today just a few short months after becoming ABD. His project, titled "If you See Something, Say Something: Communication, Surveillance and Citizenship," was overseen (couldn't resist the pun) by a committee co-chaired by Jeremy Packer and Hans Kellner, with Matt …

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