PhD Candidate; Graduate Teaching Assistant
|English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
BA in English (University of Maine), BA in Philosophy (University of Maine)
Composition & Rhetoric; Rhetorics of Peace Negotiations; Rhetorics of Violence; Argumentation & Negotiation Theory; Women's & Gender Studies
A PhD Candidate interested in how intractable conflict can be mediated by the use and abuse of words, Michael's research focuses on charting the rhetorical nature of negotiations and arguments undergone in the name of peace, with an eye turned particularly toward what lessons such sites of rhetorical excavation might teach us about how to live harmoniously - and rhetorically - in a more just and peaceful society, together.