Dominic Manthey djm513
- B.A. in English and Philosophy, North Dakota State University, 2013
- M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2015
- Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, anticipated 2019
Dominic Manthey studies the rhetoric of resistance in both US and international social movements. He has recently traveled with his colleague Keren Wang to Hong Kong to collect interviews and rhetorical artifacts to better understand the recent pro-democracy movement. He believes that a rhetorical analysis of social movements can reveal how struggles for rights, opportunities, and resources depend, in large part, on a battle over shared meanings. Social movements give scholars the unique opportunity to trace such struggles across space, time, and various levels of society. Dominic tries to account for the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels of society implicated in contentious politics through extensive archival research, especially oral interviews from grassroots activists. This approach demands a flexible methodology, ranging from close textual analysis, rhetorical history, and critical public address. Additionally, Dominic’s work focuses on the often competing claims of democratic citizenship and class, as well as issues in public memory and continental philosophy.
Advisor: Dr. Stephen H. Browne