Erin J. Rand is assistant professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse
University. Her research focuses on resistance and rhetorical agency in activist and
social movement discourses. Rooted in contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism,
her work also draws upon critical theory, cultural studies, and queer and feminist
theories, with an eye both to understanding the rhetorics of social change and to
queering rhetorical studies.
Rand is currently engaged in projects that theorize collectivity, affect, and violence
in relation to queer activist practices. Her work has appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.