702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Wallace Golding is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studies rhetoric and public discourse. His research investigates how activists and their movements construct their identities and how those identities come to influence the public. He is especially interested in how those identities conform to or contest collective understandings of citizenship and belonging and how they (re)define American national identity. Much of his work has focused on late nineteenth and twentieth century racial activism, but he is also interested in the effects of digital activism on our understandings and practices of citizenship.
For his interest in digital spaces, Wallace works with CLOUD, the Computational Laboratory for Online and Ubiquitous Data, housed in the Department of Communication. He also serves as a peer leader for CMN 111/112, Oral & Written Communication I/II.
Movement & activist rhetorics, race, citizenship, digital spaces
M.A., Communication, University of Illinois
B.A., English, University of Alabama at Birmingham
CMN 101: Public Speaking
CMN 111/112: Oral and Written Communication I/II
CMN 340: Visual Politics