Josue David Cisneros

 Josue Cisneros

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4094 Lincoln Hall
Associate Professor

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Biography

Dr. J. David Cisneros is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and affiliate faculty in the Department of Latina/Latino Studie, the Center for Writing Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. His research focuses on the ways in which social and political identities are rhetorically constructed and contested in the public sphere. He specializes in issues of democracy & citizenship, race/ethnicity, social movements, and immigration. His research has appeared in journals such as Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Argumentation & Advocacy, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Quarterly Journal of Speech. He published “The Border Crossed Us”: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity  with the University of Alabama Press in 2014. His research has received awards such as the Wrage-Baskerville Award (from the National Communication Association’s Public Address Division), the Article of the Year Award from the Eastern Communication Association, and the Early Career Award from the NCA's Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division. Dr. Cisneros teaches courses in the areas of rhetorical theory and criticism, critical theory, critical race, studies, and public advocacy. 

Research Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Movements
  • Democracy and Citizenship
  • Immigration
  • Latina/o Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Intercultural Communication

Education

  • Ph.D., Speech Communication (Rhetoric), The University of Georgia, 2009

Distinctions / Awards

  • Helen Corley Petit Scholar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017-2018
  • Early Career Award, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association (NCA), 2017
  • Emerging Scholar Award, Critical Cultural Studies Division, NCA, 2015
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois, 2014-2016
  • Article of the Year Award, Eastern Communication Association, 2013
  • Wrage-Baskerville Award for Top Paper, Public Address Division, National Communication Association, 2012
  • Top paper award, Media Ecology Association, 2012
  • Daniel Rohrer Memorial Outstanding Research Award, American Forensics Association, 2010

Courses

  • CMN 396: Social Movement Communication
  • CMN 417: Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
  • CMN 538: Rhetoric of Social Movement(s)
  • CMN 538: Rhetoric, Democracy, and Citizenship

Selected Publications

Books

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Cisneros, Josue David "The Border Crossed Us": Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity Tuscaloosa University of Alabama Press 2014. Website.

Journal Articles

Cisneros, J. David, and Thomas K. Nakayama New Media, Old Racisms: Twitter, Miss America, and Cultural Logics of Race Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 8 2015, p. 108-127.
Cisneros, J. David A Nation of Immigrants and a Nation of Laws: Race, Multiculturalism, and Neoliberal Exception in Barack Obama’s Immigration Discourse Communication, Culture, & Critique 8 2015, p. 356-375.
Cisneros, J. David (Re)Bordering the Civic Imaginary: Rhetoric, Hybridity, and Citizenship in La Gran Marcha Quarterly Journal of Speech 97 2011, p. 26-49.

Book Contributions

Cisneros, J. David Affect, Emotion, and Immigration Rhetoric, or What Happens When a Minuteman Moves in with Undocumented Immigrants?” The Rhetorics of US Immigration: Identity, Community, Otherness edited by Johann Hartelius. Affect, Emotion, and Immigration Rhetoric, or What Happens When a Minuteman Moves in with Undocumented Immigrants?” Edited by Johann Hartelius, State College Penn State Press 2015, p. 247-274.
Cisneros, J. David “The son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas": Immigration and Racial Neoliberalism in the Age of Obama. American Identity in the Age of Obama edited by Amilcar Barreto, edited by Richard O'Bryant. “The son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas": Immigration and Racial Neoliberalism in the Age of Obama. Edited by Amilcar Barreto, Edited by Richard O'Bryant, New York Routledge 2014, p. 70-99.