José G. Izaguirre III

 José Izaguirre

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Student
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Biography

José is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication (expected graduation May 2020) who studies rhetorical histories ranging from the classical era to the present day. He is interested in the ways in which rhetoric enables and empowers political action and participation, forms and contests identities, and creates political communities, particularly among those in positions of marginality or facing political silencing. 

José's dissertation grapples with the influence of the Viet Nam War on rhetorical  formulations of Chicana/o identity in counterpublic spaces (1967-1972). These  mediated spaces were rich sites in which activists  produced and proliferated political identities and offered their own  vision(s) of political actions during the turmoil of the Viet  Nam War. His research questions foreground the influences of the Viet Nam War as a central event that  provoked the emergence and development of Chicana/o identity, which, prior to the  birth of the farm workers’ movement in California in 1965, had been a  primarily obscure cultural signifier at best and a term with negative valence at worst. The  project highlights the symbolic and material intersections between the Viet Nam  War and Chicana/o anti-war protest that emerged in earnest during the turmoil of the latter 1960s. 

His research crosses a variety of fields (Latinx studies, social movements, transnational histories) and deploys a diversity of theoretical lenses (critical (race) theory, media theory, decoloniality), all of which enable analyses and examinations of the rhetorical practices of marginalized  communities.

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • Social Movements
  • Rhetorical Histories

Education

  • M.A. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, 2011
  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2019 Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Travel Award, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2019 Jesse Delia Outstanding Article Award, Department of Communication
  • 2016 President's Research in Diversity Travel Award, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Grants

  • 2017 NCA Caucus Student Travel Grant, National Communication Association
  • 2015 NCA Caucus Student Travel Grant, National Communication Association

Courses

  • CMN 111/112 Oral & Written Communication I/II
  • CMN 210 Public Communication in Every Day Life (In person and Online)
  • CMN 323 Argumentation
  • CMN 211 Business Communication
  • CMN 101 Introduction to Public Speaking

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Izaguirre III, José G Nonviolence in Context: César Chávez, the Chican@ Movement, and a Poetics of Deferral (awaiting production checklist) Journal for the History of Rhetoric (previously Advances in the History of Rhetoric) 2019.
Izaguirre III, José G Preaching to a "Culture within a Culture": Shaping Rhetorical Strategies Targeting Generations of Mexican-Americans in the United States (Paper presented at the Evangelical Homiletics Society Conference) The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society 13 2 2013, p. 18-29.

Reviews

Izaguirre III, José G Culture, Catastrophe, and Rhetoric: The Texture of Political Action, edited by Robert Hariman, edited by Ralph Cintron. Rhetoric & Public Affairs 20 3 Edited by Robert Hariman, Edited by Ralph Cintron, 2017, p. 566-569.
Izaguirre III, José G Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism by James Zeigler. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 47 2 Source Author James Zeigler, 2017, p. 1-3.
Izaguirre III, José G Prophets, Gurus, Pundits: Rhetorical Styles & Public Engagement by Anna Young. Quarterly Journal of Speech 101 4 Source Author Anna Young, 2015, p. 673-677.
Izaguirre III, José G Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de Una Voz? edited by Michelle Holling, edited by Bernadette Calafell. Discourse & Society 27 2 Edited by Michelle Holling, Edited by Bernadette Calafell, 2016, p. 242-244.