Welcome to my site. Here you will find information about Brett Lunceford, a rhetorical scholar whose research focuses on new technologies, social movements, and protest. My current projects examine the rhetoric of the body as it relates to gender, sexuality, media, and protest. Above all, I am interested in how we make sense of the world symbolically.
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
- Social Movement Rhetoric
- Media Ecology
- Rhetoric and Democratic Practice
- Theories of Orality and Literacy
- Pedagogical Practice
- Gender and Sexuality
- Rhetoric of the Body
- Theories of Posthumanism
I am heavily involved in the Media Ecology Association, and currently serve on the board of directors as Vice-President Elect. In that role I will plan the 2016 conference in Bologna, Italy. 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.
In other news, I was incredibly honored to receive the 2014 Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology from the Media Ecology Association for my article “Posthuman Visions: Creating the Technologized Body.”
Other Info on Dr. Lunceford
I was born in California and have lived up and down the West coast. My doctoral program at Penn State took me on an extended sojourn to the East coast and my most recent position brought me to the South. I have worked as a technical editor in the cable internet industry, a collections agent, a pizza maker, a nurse's aide, and a whole lot of other things that I have probably forgotten with good reason. I am currently working on several book projects, as well as other articles and book chapters. 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.