Chris Lundberg is assistant professor of Rhetoric and Cultural Studies at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris received his PhD from Northwestern University’s
program in Rhetoric and Public Culture in 2006. Broadly, his work focuses on rhetorical
theory and public culture, with a special emphasis on theories of publics, the role
of trope and affect in public life, and on American evangelical Christianity.
Lundberg's upcoming book Lacan in Public: Psychoanalysis and the Science of Rhetoric (forthcoming 2012, The University of Alabama Press) reads Jacques Lacan’s work as
both a theory of publics and address, and, by extension, as a theory of public speech.
His work on evangelical Christianity has appeared in a number of journals, including,
most recently, the Quarterly Journal of Speech. Lundberg is also the co-author a number of textbooks, including The Essential Guide to Rhetoric, and an upcoming public speaking textbook with Cengage.