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Brandon M. Erby

Research Interests:
African American Rhetoric
Literacy Studies
Civil Rights & Black Power Movements
Rhetorical History
Rhetorical Education
Prison Studies

Ph.D., English & African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State University

M.A., English (Rhetoric & Composition), Penn State University; M.A., English (Literature), Seton Hall University

B.A., English, Tougaloo College

Selected Publications:
"Imagining Freedom: Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Literacies, and Podcasting in Prison." College Composition and Communication 75.1 (2023): 224-241. 
"With the movie 'Till,' Mamie Till-Mobley's quest to educate the world about her son's lynching marches on." The Conversation (2022).
“Community, Voice, Identity: The Principles of Cultural Rhetorics Pedagogies,” with Andrea Riley Mukavetz, Ana Milena Ribero, and Kimberly Wieser. constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space 4 (2021).
"Surviving the Jim Crow South: 'The Talk' as an African American Rhetorical Form." Journal for the History of Rhetoric 24.1 (2021): 24-38.

"Mamie Till-Mobley and the Efforts of Young Black People in Movements for Black Lives." Emmett Till Project (2020).

"The Changing Same of American Racism: African American Rhetoric and the Rejection of Normalcy." Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal 2 (2020).…

“Learning is an All-Black Thing: Literacy, Pedagogy, and Black Educational Institutions after Brown v. Board of Education.” Open Words: Access and English Studies 12 (2019): 110-25.