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Michele Kennerly

Michele Kennerly

Associate Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences / Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

223 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. B.A., Austin College, 2004
  2. M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  3. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2010

Michele Kennerly specializes in ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical cultures and their reception. Her articles have featured in Rhetorica, Rhetoric Society QuarterlyAdvances in the History of RhetoricCommunication Teacher, and Rhetoric Review. She is the author of one book, Editorial Bodies: Perfection and Rejection in Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics (University of South Carolina P, 2018), winner of the 2019 Everett Lee Hunt Award from the Eastern Communication Association. She has co-edited two volumes, Ancient Rhetorics & Digital Networks (University of Alabama P, 2018; with Damien Smith Pfister) and Information Keywords (Columbia UP; with Samuel Frederick and Jonathan Abel). She has published two pieces in the public journal Eidolon: a rhetorical history of being and seeming and a reading of Wonder Woman and her influence (co-authored with Carly S. Woods). She is the 2018 recipient of the Early Career Award given by the Rhetorical and Communication Theory division of the National Communication Association. She serves on the Council of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric and as Vice President of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric.