Graduate Student Spotlights
Ph.D., Rhetoric and Writing Studies
William Smith is a Ph.D. student in the Rhetoric and Writing Studies program. His dissertation will center on the MAGA movement, the effects of deifying the wealthy, and cultural demagoguery. His research interests include rhetorics of power, demagoguery, propaganda, and anti-racist pedagogy. In 2022, he presented his research on teaching with codemeshing in university classrooms at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.