Research Interests

Theories of Knowledge; Relational Communication; Silence; Social Movements; Nontraditional Rhetoric; Southeast Asia

Classes Teaching

  • Introduction to Communication in Public Advocacy (COMS 260)
  • Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy (COMS 215)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COMS 103)

Craig M. Pinkerton

 

Doctoral Student


School of Communication Studies
Ohio University
Lasher Hall 037
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Office: 740.593.4833
Fax: 740.593.4810
Email: cp366803@ohio.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Ohio University, expected June 2012

M.A. in Communication Studies, Ohio University, March 2009

B.A. in English Language and Literature, Ohio University, August 2006

Background and Research Interests:

I am driven by an intellectual curiosity in theories of knowledge and theories of relational communication. I have studied the rhetoric of social movements, the rhetoric of silence, nontraditional rhetoric, theories of dialogue, and reflexive writing. I am especially interested in the wisdom of Southeast Asia and how it can contribute to communication theory. I am currently studying Thai language.

I have a background in literary criticism and classical and religious studies, which has shaped many of my decisions as a communication scholar. My specialization is in Rhetoric and Public Culture. I typically ask and answer questions using close-text analysis and rhetorical criticism, often layered with ethnographic methodologies.

Aside from scholarly pursuits, I enjoy practicing meditation, playing chess, performing on guitar, and learning about people and talk in the moments of everyday life.