Ersula Ore

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Biography

Ersula J. Ore is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and assistant 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), 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 most recent journal articles include “‘PushBack’: A Pedagogy of Care,” in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture (2017) and “They Call Me ‘Dr. Ore’, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society Special Issue: Race, Rhetoric and the State (2015).  Her book chapter, "Whiteness as Racialized Space: Obama and the Rhetorical Constraints of Phenotypical Blackness” in "Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education" (SIUP Press, 2017) was recently awarded the 2018 CCCC Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection.

Education

PhD. English, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

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

 

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
AFR 692 Research
Spring 2018
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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
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
WST 302 Hist of Black Women in America
AFR 302 Hist of Black Women in America
HST 335 Hist of Black Women in America
AFR 492 Honors Directed Study
AFR 493 Honors Thesis
AFR 498 Pro-Seminar
AFR 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
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JUS 300 Race and Racism in Africa
AFR 301 Race/Racism/African Diaspora
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
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WST 302 Hist of Black Women in America
AFR 302 Hist of Black Women in America
Fall 2015
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ENG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
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ENG 651 Adv Studies/History/Theories