Phil Bratta

Phil Bratta

About

With an interdisciplinary approach, I focus on the connections of  cultural rhetorics and digital rhetorics, particularly thinking about the rhetorical connections between broad social movements and everyday embodied practices. I am particularly interested in rhetorics of activism and art, visual rhetorics, rhetorical ecologies, civic engagement, digital writing, and pedagogy.  


After working as a mechanic for several years, I pursued my BA in Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago. Next, I taught ESL/EFL in Chicago, Peru, and San Diego before returning to academia to receive my MA in English (focus in Composition and Rhetoric) at the University of Florida. While at UF, I taught Technical and Professional Communication and First-Year Composition courses. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Rhetoric and Writing program in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department at Michigan State University.  As Co-Chair for the 2014 Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation!, I worked to create space for the inclusion of marginalized practices in and with higher education.