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Joshua Trey Barnett

Joshua Trey Barnett

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

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  1. B.A., University of Georgia, 2012
  2. M.A., Indiana University, 2014
  3. Ph.D., University of Utah, 2017

Joshua Trey Barnett studies the rhetoric of earthly coexistence. How, he asks, do we come to feel and to know that we are part of – and not apart from – the earth that bore and sustains us? Pursuing answers to this and other questions, Professor Barnett has written essays for a wide range of rhetoric and environmental humanities journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Environmental Communication, Communication, Culture & Critique, and Ethics & the Environment, among others. He is currently writing a book about the rhetorical conditions of ecological grief. Professor Barnett is an associate editor of Culture, Theory & Critique, and he serves on the editorial boards of Environmental Communication, QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, Women & Language, and Capacious: A Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry. In the past, he has offered courses on Earthen Rhetorics, Ecological Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Philosophy and Rhetoric. He joined the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences in 2020 and holds a joint appointment at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.