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Daniel Brouwer, Ph.D.
Thu, October 30, 2008 • 3:30 PM • LBJ Conference Room (CMA 5.160)
Daniel Brouwer (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2000) researches issues that span public sphere and counterpublic sphere studies, rhetorical criticism, the rhetoric of social movements and cultural performance. His research on counterpublics, or discursive arenas created and employed by marginal peoples, involves the examination, analysis and publication of marginal, sometimes dissident, voices. Examples of his research in this area include studies of representational practices by gay men with HIV/AIDS in the pages of radical, underground print magazines, an analysis of HIV/AIDS, and a comparison of mainstream, queer, and Black media coverage of discoveries of "passing." His co-edited book, Counterpublics and the State, explores the terrain of public sphere theory through a series of case studies of often-antagonistic interactions between marginal peoples and state institutions and representatives. For his visit with us, Dr. Brouwer will discuss the intersection of public sphere and publics/counterpublic studies with rhetorical criticism (title forthcoming).