Ersula Ore

SST African & African American Studies
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Lincoln Center Applied Ethics
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TEMPE
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6403
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School of Social Transformation
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SST American Studies
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Biography

Ersula J. Ore is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and associate professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric at Arizona State University. Her work examines the suasive strategies of aggrieved communities as they operate within a post-emancipation historical context. Her book "Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity" (University of Mississippi Press, 2019), Winner of the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award, explores lynching as a racialized practice of civic engagement that has, from the 1880s onward, communicated the meanings and boundaries of citizenship in the U.S. The book gives particular attention to the civic roots of lynching, the relationship between lynching and white constitutionalism, and contemporary manifestations of lynching discourse and logic today.

Professor Ore is a 2013 Institute for Humanities Research Fellow at ASU and a 2011 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award Recipient. Her work can be found in the Women Studies in Commiunication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Pedagogy, Present TenseRhetoric & Public Affairs and in Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education (SIUP Press, 2016), Winner of the 2018 Conference on College Composition & Communication Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection.

Education

PhD. English, Pennsylvania State University, 2011

Dual Degree MA, English & Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

BA, English University of Maryland College Park, 2003

Research Interests

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, Race Critical Theory, African American Studies, Rhetorics of Race and Culture, Composition, Visual and Material Culture Studies 

 

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
WST 364 Unruly Voices
AFR 365 Unruly Voices
ENG 554 Rhetorics Race, Class, Gender
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 494 Special Topics
WST 494 Special Topics
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
AFR 590 Reading and Conference
WST 598 Special Topics
AFR 598 Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
AFR 692 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SST 194 Special Topics
JUS 300 Race and Racism in Africa
AFR 301 Race and Racism in Africa
WST 364 Unruly Voices
AFR 365 Unruly Voices
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
AFR 590 Reading and Conference
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
AFR 692 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AFR 394 Special Topics
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 494 Special Topics
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
AFR 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
JUS 300 Race and Racism in Africa
AFR 301 Race and Racism in Africa
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
ENG 551 Rhetorical Traditions
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
WST 302 Hist of Black Women in America
AFR 302 Hist of Black Women in America