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“Jonesy” Bryan L. Jones

Visiting Assistant Professor

Address: Morrill 4th Floor


PhD, Writing Studies – New Media and Digital Activism, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater  

MA, American Literature, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah OK

BA, English, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah OK


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • New Media

  • Digital Activism

  • Hate Speech

  • Moral Panics

  • Cults

  • Counterpublics/movements

Recent Courses Taught
  • English 1313: Honors Composition: Propaganda, Cults, Moral Panic

  • English 3302: Advanced Composition: Activism, Writing, and Pedagogy

  • English 3323: Tech Writing: Document Design and Collaborative Writing

  • English 1113: Composition One: Genres of Writing

  • English 1213: Composition Two: Archives and Arguments

Selected Publications
  • "Cyber Creeps: The Alt-right and the evolution of social media hatemakers" in: Platforms, Protests, and the Challenge of Networked Democracy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2020

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Round Table: The Changing Legitimacy of Fact and Truth in a Trumpian Digital Age. Rhetoric Society of America, 2020.

  • “Ask me about my free-speech agenda: how comicsgate memes inoculate their audience.” Conference on College, Composition, and Communication, 2020.

  • ““#metoo: Resistance as a mode of Attunement.” Computers & Writing,2018.

  • “Tolerate THIS!: Concept Creep and Rhetorical Tricks of the Alt-right.” Rhetoric Society of America, 2018.

  • “Hacking the Multitude with Style: Anonymous, Affinity, and the Guy Fawkes Mask.” Rhetoric Society of America, 2016.

Professional Memberships or Professional Service
    • President: OSU Chapter of Rhetoric Society of America

    • Planning Committee: Skype with an Author! Featuring Trish Roberts-Miller

    • Planning Committee: The Rhet Room

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