I am a professor of rhetoric and communication at the State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo. I am also a user of she/they pronouns, hostess with the mostess of the RhetoricLee Speaking podcast, and author of the forthcoming book Tense Times: Syntax and Surprise in U.S. Crisis Culture.

I am currently working on my second book, Black Rhetoric Matters: Reading a Politics of Disruption, which I plan to publish Open Access sometime in 2021. I am also in the process of piloting my first upper-level seminar course of the same name. 

I write, teach, and speak about the importance of rhetorical literacy and the threat that cliches pose to our collective future. My areas of specialty include stylistics, close reading, critical studies of race and ideology, and U.S. popular and political culture and counterculture.

Lee Pierce CV March 2021

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