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(Un)Doing The Process: Title Ix, Legal Rhetoric & The Possibilities For Critical Consent, Samantha Grainger West Jan 2019

(Un)Doing The Process: Title Ix, Legal Rhetoric & The Possibilities For Critical Consent, Samantha Grainger West

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Confronted with panicked discourse around the statistics that 1 in 4 women, 6% of men, and 1 in 2 trans* students will experience sexual assault during their time in college, the U.S. Department of Education revisited 1972 law Title IX, and qualified sexual assault as creating a hostile learning environment on the basis of gender. Since then, a backlash has emerged, in which male Title IX violators are suing the colleges that expelled them. Using narrative criticism, this thesis examines four of these lawsuits with a specific focus on their complaints of lack of due process and gender discrimination ...


Documenting Transition, Transforming Gender: The Worldmaking Work Of Trans Men On Youtube, Ace Jordan Eckstein Jan 2016

Documenting Transition, Transforming Gender: The Worldmaking Work Of Trans Men On Youtube, Ace Jordan Eckstein

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Through analyzing videos from five trans men’s YouTube transition channels, this thesis amplifies the voices of trans men, arguing that trans men on YouTube engage in a project of queer worldmaking. Each chapter traces one mode of queer worldmaking. First, documentation of transition via YouTube constitutes a complex temporality where past, present, and future intertwine to disrupt a normative, teleological understanding of transition. Second, the counterpublic nature of the transmasculine YouTube community allows for the constitution of alternative gender norms, which in turn allow for trans men to be intelligible through, rather than despite of, their transness. Finally, the ...


Disrupting Race, Claiming Colonization: Collective Remembering And Rhetorical Colonialism In Negotiating (Native) American Identities In The U.S., Christy-Dale L. Sims Jan 2013

Disrupting Race, Claiming Colonization: Collective Remembering And Rhetorical Colonialism In Negotiating (Native) American Identities In The U.S., Christy-Dale L. Sims

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This critical rhetorical critique interrogates rhetorics of memory in negotiations of national identity, especially as they address race and colonialism. We need to rethink race in more complex ways that disrupt homogenous conceptions of who belongs in the U.S., instead embracing the possibilities offered in those liminal spaces of racial national identities, such as (Native)American. Doing so requires acknowledging the reverberations of past rhetorics in contemporary sense-making and how those echoes vary across communities. In exploring how we (mis)remember race and colonization in relation to nation, my concern lies in exposing some of the persistent rhetorical strategies ...