Dr. Eda Ozyesilpinar
As an interdisciplinary scholar, my research focus falls into a broad trajectory of border-identity-politics, rhetorical cartography, Orientalism, space/place studies, and cultural rhetorics. I examine the relation between socio-spatial injustice and problematic identity representations of non-Western cultures in the networked systems of global communications. In particular, I study rhetorics of maps and borders and investigate how privileged discourses of power, war, and terror have been canonizing ‘Oriental’ stereotypes of non-Western cultures around the borders of the West-East dichotomy. My research method is grounded in comparative rhetorics which is informed and shaped by postmodernism, deconstructionism, and rhetorics of performance/performative rhetorics.
This interdisciplinary frame converges with rhetoric-composition studies in my work with a focus on rhetorical circulation, rhizomatic writing and pedagogy, translingualism, digital and multimedia/multimodal rhetorics, and English Language Learner (ELL) instruction. I advocate anti-discriminative and multi-cultural research and teaching practices challenging social, racial, and ethic injustice, inequality, and discrimination.
My academic and creative work appeared in Immediacy and Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric's Change. In addition, I presented my research both national and international conferences such as Conference on College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society of America, and Rhetoric Society of Europe, and National Communication Association.
I am from Izmir/Turkey. Please do not hesitate to contact me to learn more about my research and teaching.
Hudspeth Hall 312