Matthew Abraham

Professor of English

Matthew Abraham, Ph.D. is Professor of English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition and the Teaching of English. His publications have appeared in JAC: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics, Cultural Critique, South Atlantic Quarterly, College Composition and Communication, and Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture. Abraham is the co-editor of The Making of Barack Obama: The Politics of Persuasion (Parlor Press, 2013) and the editor of Toward a Critical Rhetoric on the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Parlor Press, 2015). Abraham's single-authored books are entitled Out of Bounds: Academic Freedom and the Question of Palestine (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2014) and Intellectual Resistance and the Struggle for Palestine (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Professor Abraham is the co-editor of the symposium entitled "Independent Writing Programs in the Age of Austerity" in the September 2016 issue of College Composition and Communication. Professor Abraham's future projects include working a book manuscript focused on how Edward Said's theoretical and political interventions in the public sphere can produce new critical perspectives on rhetoric and rhetorical theory. In addition he is developing a book examining how diversity is defined, takes shape, and is operationalized in the contemporary academy.

Professor Abraham previously taught at DePaul University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  His research interests include civic and political rhetoric, post-colonial/anti-colonial theory, critical race theory, and public intellectuals.

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