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Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty and Staff Directory

Jason Williamson

Title: Instructor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-9775
Office: Humanities & Social Sci. 407
Resources: English Language and Literature

MTS, Emory University
BA, University of Georgia

Areas of Specialization

Rhetoric of Social Movements & Public Memory
Religion, Violence & Concepts of Justice
Contemporary Theology
Rhetorical Criticism & Theory

Recently Taught Courses

SPCH 213          Communicating Moral Issues
SPCH 145          Online Public Communication
SPCH 140          Introduction to Public Communication

Current Research Projects

My research interests draw on critical theory from the fields of rhetoric and theology in order to engage questions about social movements, public engagement, and the ethics of violence. This has led me to write and teach on issues involving mass incarceration and capital punishment, as well as the Global War on Terror. My current research focuses on the rhetoric of martyrdom in social movements, specifically involving racial injustice in the United States, from Abolition in the nineteenth century to Civil Rights in the twentieth century to Black Lives Matter today.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.