Brooke Rollins

Assistant Professor of English Department
(610) 758-3330
203 Drown Hall
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, 2007

Brooke Rollins received her Ph.D. in English at the University of South Carolina, where she specialized in rhetoric and composition studies. Her research uses contemporary critical theory to re-imagine classical rhetorical texts and contexts, and she is particularly interested in uncovering the ethical dimensions of persuasion. Her current book manuscript, The Ethics of Persuasion: Derrida’s Rhetorical Legacies, draws on the work of Jacques Derrida to theorize the subjectivity produced by rhetorical practice, particularly in classical Greek theories and pedagogies of persuasion. Brooke teaches courses in rhetorical theory and history, composition studies, writing pedagogy, cultural studies, and critical theory.