John Monberg

Academic Specialist; Graduate Faculty

Research Areas

Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetoric, Public Deliberation


My work focuses on the new media resources and new kinds of infrastructures needed for community deliberation adequate to meet the challenges of globalization. Because these infrastructures are designed, my work pays special attention to the productive practices that mediate culture, technology, and public. My work seeks to deepen this understanding by drawing upon a shared department culture that understands the complex relationships between writing and infrastructure, and the work of writing in variety of social contexts, institutional arrangements, and genres.

Representative Work

“Containing RFID: Questioning Communication, Technology, and Culture.” In The Urban Communication Reader Volume 3, edited by Susan Drucker, and Gene Burd. Hampton Press. 2013.

“New Media and the City.” New Media & Society, 12(7), 2010.

“Global Logics, Local Practices: Web 2.0 as Social Ecology.” Global Studies Conference, Nanjing, China, May 27-29, 2011.

“Rhetorical Pedagogy after the Postmodern Turn.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, April 7-9, 2011.

Social Media

Twitter: @jmonberg