ALESSANDRA VON BURG

Associate Professor

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TEACHING INTEREST

Historical/Critical Research in Communication, Practices of Citizenship, Special Topics: Where Are You From?

RESEARCH INTEREST

Dr. Beasley Von Burg’s research focuses on rhetorical theory and criticism, public address,and political theory. Her work explores the idea of European Union citizenship as a model of post-national engagement, focusing on the legal debates for the inclusion of third country nationals as resident-citizens through Giambattista Vico’s theory of ingenium and other theories connecting politics, rhetoric and imagination. She has recently published book chapters and articles in Philosophy & Rhetoric, Communication Teacher, and Futures. Citizenship is also the subject of her special topics seminar, “Practices of Citizenship,” where students organize and host a symposium.

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