We as the Rhetoric Society of America, Auburn chapter, aim to provide a forum for student rhetoricians and serve a variety of functions related to the study and practice of rhetoric. Our goals include:
• Facilitating discussion
• Promoting professionalism and interdisciplinary interaction
• Advancing scholarship
Dr. Diana Eidson
Helen Diana Eidson received her doctorate in English from Georgia State University with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. As an Assistant Professor of English at Auburn, she teaches courses in first-year writing, rhetorical theory and practice, and cultural rhetorics. Diana’s research interests include working-class rhetoric, social movement studies, community literacy, critical theory, and critical pedagogy. Her current scholarship involves archival work at the University of Florida toward writing a rhetorical biography of Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), a journalist and nonfiction author fighting for civil rights and workers’ rights over a seven-decade long career. She has also been published in literary criticism and on the spatial rhetoric of sites in the Eastern Roman Empire.
Neecee Matthews-Bradshaw – Chair
Neecee Matthews-Bradshaw is a doctoral candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Auburn’s English department. She worked as the research assistant for the Office of University Writing’s Documenting Writing research study for 2 years and continues to collaborate with the OUW as a document reader. She is teaches at Auburn University and Georgia Military College.
Siobhan Gehrs – Secretary
Siobhan Gehrs is a second-year technical and professional communication graduate student in the English Department. She received her bachelor’s in communication arts with concentrations in journalism and public relations from the University of North Alabama. Currently, her research interests involve health and interpersonal communication as well as material rhetoric. She currently serves as secretary for the English Graduate Student Association, an ambassador for the Graduate School, a technical writing intern for CoachComm, and an editor for civil engineer conference submissions at Auburn University.