Wallace S Golding
Wallace Golding is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (English), and an MA student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, where he studies rhetoric and public discourse.
- Rhetoric and Public Discourse
Wallace's research is largely situated at the intersection of political and activist rhetorics. More specifically, he is concerned with 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 citizenship and rights in the era. Such work has led him to analyze the speech and writing of canonical figures of the era, including Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and George Wallace. He is also interested in regionalism, public memory, and the politics of place.
- BA, University of Alabama at Birmingham