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Dominic Manthey

Dominic Manthey

Postdoctoral Fellow

316 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. B.A., North Dakota State University, 2013
  2. M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  3. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2020 (completed)

Dominic Manthey studies the rhetoric of war and dissent. He believes that a social movement approach to military conflict can reveal how warfare abroad is shaped by cultural dissent at home. In his dissertation, Dominic examined speeches, oral histories, newsletters, and other archival texts from major anti-war movements in U. S. history to consider how appeals to “peace” serve as discursive engines for exclusionary visions of national identity. These peace movements, far from being simply pacifist, express a legacy of cultural violence, particularly along the lines of race, gender, and class. Dominic has taught courses on Persuasion & Propaganda, Rhetorical Theory, and Landmark Speeches on Democracy & Dissent. His scholarship has appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and Voices of Democracy.