President of the SUNY Council on Writing
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rhetorical theory, comparative rhetoric, human rights
Deliberative Acts: Democracy, Rhetoric, and Rights.
State College: Penn State University Press, 2013. (Series on
Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation). State College :
Penn State UP, 2013. Rhetoric Society of America Book Award
Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored.
State College: Penn State UP, 1998. (Series on Literature and
Philosophy). Ross Winterowd Book Award 1999.
Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions of Testifying and
Witnessing. Philadelphia: Routledge, 2012. Co-edited
with Lester Olson.
Essays and Journal Articles
"Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing." Human Rights
Rhetoric: Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing.
Philadelphia: Routledge, forthcoming July 2012. With Lester Olson.
Originally published as a Special Issue on Human
Rights Rhetoric: Traditions of Witnessing and Testifying. Rhetoric
Society Quarterly 41:3 (2011): 203-212.
"Writing An Empire: Cross-Talk on Authority, Act, and
Relationships with the Other in the Analects,
Daodejing,, and HanFeizi." Search for the Way: How
Chinese Engaged the Other. Ed. LuMing Mao. Special Issue
of College English 72:4 (2010): 350-366.
"'You Fail': Plagiarism, the Ownership of Writing, and
Transnational Conflict." College Composition and
Communication 61:2 (2009): 222-239.
"'Why Do the Rulers Listen to the Wild Theories of
Speech-Makers?': Or Wuwei (non-action), Shi
(position/power) and Methods of Comparative Rhetoric." Ancient
Non-Greek Rhetorics. Ed. Carol Lipson and Roberta Binkley. West
Lafayette: Parlor Press. 2009. 176-96.
"Advances in Comparative Rhetorical Studies." The
Handbook of Rhetoric. Ed.Andrea Lunsford, Kirt H. Wilson, and
Rosa A. Eberly. Thousand Oak: Sage, 2009. 153-66. With Sue
"Rhetorical Authority in Athenian Democracy and the Chinese
Legalism of Han Fei." Philosophy and Rhetoric 41(2008):
Recent Awards and Fellowships
Rhetoric Society of America Book Award, 2014
Rhetoric Society of America Grant for a Summer Institute on
Comparative Rhetoric, 2013
UB Humanities Institute Grant, SUNY Council on Writing
NEH Summer Seminar, “Communication, Empire, and the City
of Rome,” American Academy in Rome, 2012.
Ross Winterowd Award for Most Outstanding Book in Composition