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Russell Woods

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Russell Woods

About

Rusty Woods studied theology in both his undergraduate and masters level education. Having worked in organizations functioning at the intersections of theology and faith, race, gender, justice, and social renewal for much of his career, Woods' academic interests consider how these spaces intersect rhetorically. Woods desires to explore agrarian activist Wendell Berry's rhetoric of race and place to unearth what rhetorical fruit they can offer communities living at the intersections of race, place, and grace.

When not researching and writing, Woods coaches high school Cross Country runners, enjoys rock climbing, reads agrarian literature, and teaches high school theology courses.

Education

Ph.D. Communication Studies (in progress), University of Memphis
M.Div. Harding School of Theology
B.S. Biblical Studies, Freed-Hardeman University

Research

Autoethnography, Critical Studies, Decolonial Rhetoric, Discourse Analysis, Rhetorical Theory

Experience

Adjunct Instructor, University of Memphis/Harding Academy Dual Enrollment Communication Program (2020)