James Jasinski is professor of Communication Studies at the University of Puget Sound.
He is the author of Sourcebook on Rhetoric: Key Concepts in Contemporary Rhetorical Studies (Sage, 2001). He has also authored or co-authored more than two dozen essays, monographs,
and book chapters on such topics as Martin Luther King's (1967) Riverside Church speech
against the Vietnam war, Henry Highland Garnet's (1843) "Address to the Slaves," and
language and voice strategies in The Federalist Papers.
He regularly teaches courses in the Rhetoric of Law, Political Communication, African
American Public Discourse, and Rhetorical Criticism; he also offers African Americans
and Constitutional Law through the African American Studies program.
Jasinski has served as an associate editor for four journals in rhetoric and communication
and has been selected to serve as editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. His editorship will run through 2015.