Phil Bratta

Doctoral Candidate

Phil Bratta is in his fourth-year of his Ph.D in the department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at MSU. His general interests are in rhetorics of activism and art, visual rhetorics, rhetorical ecologies, digital writing and technology use, and pedagogy. His dissertation examines how the rhetorical materiality and affect of texts changes as the texts emerge in analog and digital spaces.

He has taught a variety of courses: First-year writing, Professional Communication, Technical Communication, Professional Writing, ESL/EFL, and English Studies. He has published in The Journal of American Culture, Visual Culture and Gender, and enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. Currently, he is the Editorial Assistant for Production and Technology for constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space, webmaster for Cultural Rhetorics Consortium, and an Editor-at-Large for Digital Humanities Now. For more information, check his website: