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Jeremy Cox

Jeremy  Cox

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and Assistant Director of the Intercollege Minor in Civic & Community Engagement

204A Willard
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-2939

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  1. Ph.D., Communication Arts & Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  2. M.A., Communication Studies, Texas State University, 2011
  3. B.A., History, The University of Texas-Permian Basin, 2006


Jeremy Cox is a rhetorical critic who studies nineteenth-century U.S. American rhetoric. His work focuses on nationalism, public memory, the politics of character, and their various tensions and intersections. More broadly, he is interested in how rhetorical texts can be read to reveal overlooked or otherwise unrecoverable historical contexts, and how those revealed contexts can add to our understanding of rhetoric as a social, political, and historical phenomenon. He is currently developing several projects, including a book-length manuscript based on his dissertation, and a pair of essays on the rhetoric of honor in the nineteenth-century U.S. South. His essays and book reviews have appeared in Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy & Rhetoric, and the American Communication Journal. In his time at Penn State, he has received awards and fellowships from the Institute for Arts and Humanities, the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and the Graduate School. He has taught courses in public speaking, group communication and deliberation, message analysis, and rhetoric and civic life. He is currently teaching a class on the foundations of civic and community engagement. In the future, he hopes to develop and teach courses in rhetorical criticism, public address, public memory, and rhetorical historiography.


A War of Opinions: The Rhetoric of American National Character and the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1827.