Wallace S Golding

 Wallace Golding

Contact Information

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

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11-12, Wednesday 9:30-10:30, or by appointment
Graduate Student


Wallace Golding is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MA student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, where he studies rhetoric and public discourse.

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric and Public Discourse

Research Description

Wallace’s research is generally situated at the intersection of political and activist rhetorics, tracing the contours of how individuals and groups rhetorically construct and maintain their identities within controversial political spaces. Currently, his research focuses on the rhetoric of the civil rights movement, especially the southern campaigns, paying particular attention to varying conceptualizations of rights and resistance in the era. Such work has led him to analyze the speech and writing of such canonical figures as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and George Wallace. Wallace is also concerned with the role place and space plays in this rhetoric, and how it and its resulting discourse(s) are preserved in or deleted from public memory.


  • BA, University of Alabama at Birmingham