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Celeste Condit serves the department and the university as a Distinguished Research Professor. She is currently expanding her understanding of the possibilities for global politics.  She is working to integrate biological and symbolic facets of human being in theories of human experience and human social structures. She has recently studied public understanding of genetics and public communication about genetics, with emphasis in gene-environment interaction and "race."  She teaches Science Communication, Communication in Government, and Rhetoric and Society.  Topics of recent graduate seminars include introduction to rhetorical theory, pathos, rhetoric of economics, and Burke.

Transilience: The Transilience Project website includes a manuscript describing an orientation to matter, which argues that matter arranged in fundamentally different ways--physical, biological, and symbolic--evinces fundamentally different capacities and properties. This model materialist perspective is then applied to questions of human society.

Of note:

Professor Condit will be giving a keynote address at the Scandinavian Rhetoric Society conference in September 2017 on “Making Angry Public Rhetorics Work Better for Us,” which is the subject of her forthcoming book titled 9/11’s Angry Public Rhetorics.

Curriculum Vitae:

Articles Featuring Celeste Condit

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:44am

The Department of Communication is pleased to announce that Dr. Celeste M. Condit has been honored by the 2018 Public Address Conference.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:06pm

Distinguished Research Professor Celeste Condit will be giving a keynote address at the Scandinavian Rhetoric Society conference on September 27, 2017. The address, entitled “Making Angry Public Rhetorics Work Better for Us,” builds upon Dr.