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