Antonio de Velasco
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (COMMUNICATION STUDIES) & DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
About Dr. de Velasco
A teacher of rhetoric, Tony de Velasco works within a scholarly tradition more than 2,000 years in the making. Bringing this established tradition into dialogue with classical and contemporary social theory, de Velasco designs and teaches courses across the department's rhetoric curriculum.
PhD, Emory University
BA, Guilford College
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Memphis, 2011-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Memphis, 2005-2011
Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Communication, University of Memphis, 2013-present
Honors and Awards
College of Communication and Fine Arts Dean's Outstanding Research Award, 2013
University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 2011
Research and Scholarly Activities
Rhetoric and Social Theory; U.S. Political Discourse; Rhetorical Pedagogy
Rethinking Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy: The Living Art of Michael C. Leff (with John Angus Campbell and David Henry) (Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2016)
Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy (with Melody Lehn) (Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2011).
Centrist Rhetoric: The Production of Political Transcendence in the Clinton Presidency. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010)
(with Michael C. Leff) "Rhetoric" in Kristen Malmkjær, ed. The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia. (London: Routledge, 2009), 456-61.
"Transgressive Eloquence: bell hooks, Cicero and the Aims of Rhetorical Pedagogy." Sizing Up Rhetoric. David Zarefsky and Elizabeth Benacka, eds. (Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2007), 393-7.
"Rethinking Perelman's Universal Audience: Political Dimensions of a Controversial Concept." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 35.2 (Spring 2005), 47-64.
"Strategies of Appreciation: Controversy, Surprise, and Student Engagement." Indiana University's 18th Annual Preparing Future Faculty Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, February, 2013
University Faculty Research Grant in the Arts and Humanities, 2007
College of Communication and Fine Arts' New Faculty Research Grant, 2006
Noor Aswad Ghazal
Earle J. Fisher
Sarah E. Scott
University Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Task Force, 2014-15
University Council on Graduate Studies, 2014-
College of Communication and Fine Arts Graduate Council, 2014-
University Quality Enhancement Plan Committee (for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaccreditation), 2014-15
University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, 2011-