Michigan State University
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Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Hannah Brady Espinoza
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Hannah Brady Espinoza

PhD Candidate

Office: 301 Bessey Hall

Email: espino66@msu.edu

Twitter: @hbradyespinoza

Research Areas

Cultural rhetorics; religious rhetorics; community practice; decolonial theory; American Indian rhetorics


Primarily I am invested in Cultural Rhetorics research practices and how an understanding of Cultural Rhetorics effects our work and position as researchers, teachers, and community members. Tied up in this work is an interest in American Indian literature and rhetorics, which offer important perspectives around the work of decolonizing research, teaching, and community practices, particularly in a U.S. cultural context. Because of the nature of these interests, I am also tangentially thinking about practices and literature around "allyship," the contested nature of this term, and the ways that Cultural Rhetorics can inform work across cultural communities.


MA in Literary and Textual Studies, Bowling Green State University

Representative Work

“Sustaining Identity as a Cohort.” with Lauren Brentnell, Elise Dixon, Shewonda Leger, and Kristy Wiley. Conference on College Composition & Communication. Portland, OR. (Spring 2017).

“Teaching to Listen and Listening to Teach: Allyship in the first-year writing classroom.” American Indian Studies Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM. (Spring 2017).

“Re-membering Around a Memorial Meal.” Michigan State University. Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI. (Fall 2016)

“Teaching Place: Unexpected Results of the Personal Place Essay for the Novice Instructor.” Wayne State University Knowing Your Students: First Year Writing Conference. Detroit, MI. (Fall 2016)

Research or Academic Affiliations 

American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Digital Publishing Lab