y Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures :: Phil Bratta
Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Phil Bratta
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Phil Bratta

PhD Student

Office: 301 Bessey Hall

Email: philbratta@gmail.com

Twitter: @philbratta

Websites:

www.philbratta.com

Research Areas

Cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, visual rhetoric, embodiment

Profile

Phil's general research interests include rhetorics of activism and art; visual rhetorics; embodiment; rhetorical ecologies; ​digital writing and technology use; ​and pedagogy. With an interdisciplinary lens, he often examines the rhetorical connections between broad cultural movements and embodied practices within spaces and places. 

Representative Work

Refereed Publications

Bratta, P. and Powell, M. (2016, April). Introduction to the Special Issue: Entering the Cultural Rhetorics Conversations. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, 21, n.p. Available: http://www.enculturation.net/entering-the-cultural-rhetorics-conversations

Bratta, P. (2015, September). The Public Pants: A Visual Rhetoric of Gendered and Classed Imperialism. Visual Culture and Gender, 10, 19-28. Available: http://vcg.emitto.net/

Bratta, P. (2015, August). Rhetoric and Event: The Embodiment of Lived Events. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, 19, n.p. Available: http://enculturation.net/rhetoric-and-event

Bratta, P. (2009, September). Flag Display Post 9/11: A Discourse on American Nationalism. The Journal of American Culture, 32(3), 231-242.

Conference Presentations

Bratta, P. (2017, March). Individual Presenter. “Affective Research and Rhetorical Practices with Archives.” 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Bratta, P. (2016, October). Individual Presenter. “Cultural Affects of Labor.” 2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Bratta, P. (2016, May). Individual Presenter. “Embodied Kairos: Moving Beyond the Temporal.” Rhetoric Society of America 17th Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Smith, T., Baldwin, D., and Bratta, P. (2015, October). Panel Presenter. “Building an Outreach Program: Three Key Considerations for Creating, Developing, and Sustaining Community Partnerships.” Conference on Community Writing, Boulder, CO.

Bratta, P. (2015, September). Individual Presenter. “Connecting self to activism matters” as part of panel “Activist Affordances of Digital Storytelling in the Academy” with Hawkins, A. and Trauman, R. Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference, Northampton, MA.

Turner, H., Bratta, P., Schulert, J., Green, M., Braude, M., and Johnson, S. (2015, April). Roundtable Presenter. “Reciprocal Relationships with Communities: Ethics in #MidwestHungeris.” East Central Writing Centers Association 2015 Conference, Notre Dame, IN.

Bratta, P. (2015, March). Individual Presenter. “Making Spaces through Activist Ritual and Embodied Writing.” 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL.

Bratta, P. (2014, October). Individual Presenter. “Working Hands: Labors of Non-text, Text, and Event.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation!, East Lansing, MI.

Bratta, P. (2014, May). Individual Presenter. “Embodying the Digital Other in the Rhetorical Ecology of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Body Movies.” Rhetoric Society of America 16th Biennial Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Bratta, P. (2014, March). Individual Presenter. “Empowering Students: Transformation of Experience through Critical Autoethnography and Digital Writing.” 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN.

Bratta, P. (2013, May). Individual Presenter. “Rethinking Rhetoric and Event: Lived Events in Rhetorical Ecology.” Cultural Studies Association International Conference, Chicago, IL.

Awards and Recognitions

COGS Disciplinary Leadership Endowment Fellowship, The MSU Graduate School, Spring 2015

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Baskins Scholarship, University of Florida, Department of English, AY2011-2013

Honorable Mention, William M. Jones Best Graduate Student Paper, The Journal of American Culture, September 2009

Research or Academic Affiliations

Cultural Rhetorics Consortium
Cultural Studies Association
Conference on College Composition and Communication
HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Modern Language Association
Rhetoric Society of America
WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience)