On this site you will find information on my research and teaching activities. I am trained as a rhetorician, but my CV will demonstrate that I have a variety of research interests. My focus is split between media/technology studies and rhetorical constructions of the body. I am currently working on two book projects - one on posthumanism and one on public embodiment that extends the work I began in Naked Politics. A third manuscript on hacker texts is complete and currently under review at a university press.

For more on my research interests, see my Research Interests page. Here is a brief list of areas I explore:

  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • New Media and Technology
  • Media Ecology
  • Ethics
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Social Movement / Protest Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric and Democratic Practice
  • Pedagogical Practice
  • Rhetoric of the Body
  • Theories of Posthumanism

I am heavily involved in the Media Ecology Association, and currently serve as president of the association. I could not ask for a better group of people to work with, so I am very excited to help build the organization even further.

I have also been quite involved with National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and Alabama Communication Association. In NCA I have served as chair of the Human Communication and Technology Division and on NCA's Legislative Assembly and Nominating Committee. I have also served as chair of the Freedom of Speech division of SSCA and as president of the Alabama Communication Association.

Other Info on Dr. Lunceford

I was born in California and have lived up and down the West coast, as well as the East coast and the Gulf coast. I have worked as a technical editor in the cable internet industry, a video editor, a collections agent, a pizza maker, a certified nurse's aide, and a whole lot of other things that I have probably forgotten with good reason. In my free time I enjoy creating experimental music. I perform noise and dark ambient music under the names Stolen Light and Goose, respectively. Between the two projects I have over thirty releases and tracks on compilations from all over the world. When I am not creating my own music, I review experimental music for the webzine ChainDLK. I am also an avid cook.