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Hi, I’m Chris.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Check these out.

“Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?” The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a Constructed Site of (Artificial) Collective Memory, Identity, and Resistance. Communication & Democracy. Co-Authored with Virginia Massignan.

Instructor of Communication

Georgia State University

Courses Taught:
Communication & Diversity
Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
Media, Culture, and Society
Human Communication
Introduction to Mass Communication


In my dissertation, I positioned American cancer rhetoric as an expansive multimodal rhetorical formation that functions through constitutive means to create a veil of unity, a fabled and romanticized cancer community, that obfuscates, erases, silences, and justifies the disparities in cancer care wrought by capitalism.


Robert Bostrom Young Scholar Award

Awarded at the 2019 Southern States Communication Association Conference for the “most outstanding paper submitted to the conference by a graduate student.”


Ph.D.|Georgia State University

M.A.|Texas State University

B.A.|DePaul University


(May 2024). The Constitutive Materiality of American Cancer Culture's Iconic Objects. Dissertation chapter presented at the 21st Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Denver, Colorado

(Nov 2023).“That Was the First Time in History That Anyone Bothered to Write That Down”: Mythologizing the Declaration of Independence in The West Wing. Chapter (co-authored with Ann Burnette) presented at the National Communication Association Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. 


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