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Natalie Bennie

Natalie Bennie
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  1. B.A., Samford University, 2016
  2. M.A., Wake Forest University, 2019
  3. Ph.D., Penn State University, anticipated 2023

Natalie Bennie studies the broad linkages among memory, social change, and deliberation. Her recent research focuses on the ways counter-monuments can function as public argument and as sites of protest in the context of Holocaust memorialization. Through the methodology of situated rhetorical fieldwork, her thesis project examined the Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) project, the largest decentralized memorial in the world, to suggest the opportunities and limitations of counter-monumentality. Her current projects involve discussions of activism, performance, and memory conflicts both within and beyond the German cultural context. In addition, she has several projects which involve academic debate, particularly as it is practiced in international arenas. Natalie was named a Fulbright scholar to Germany and a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in 2016.

Advisor: Brad Vivian