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Hillary Palmer

Public Speaking Basic Course Director

Contact Info

506 Caldwell Hall
Office Hours:
12:30 - 2PM Wednesdays

Dr. Hillary Palmer is a Lecturer in Rhetorical Studies. She completed her Ph.D. here at the University of Georgia, her M.A. in Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, and her B.A. in Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Hillary's research interests lie at the intersection of rhetorical theory and criticism and women and gender studies. She is particularly interested in how these areas come together in relation to public memory and temporality. Most recently she has been preoccupied by questions about timeliness and the untimely: how might timeliness be understood not as a precondition for memorialization but, instead, as something instituted by the very practices that take it as foundation? What is the relationship between public memory and contested understandings of timeliness? What differentiates the timeliness of one commemorative gesture from another? Who determines public memory’s timeliness and on what grounds? Hillary is currently pursuing these questions in a project which takes national post-war public memory practices and the sites around which they cohere, such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National September 11 Memorial Museum, as case studies.

Hillary was the recipient of a research grant from UGA’s Graduate School for archival research at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

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Articles Featuring Hillary Palmer

A "thank a teacher" note that Dr. Hillary Palmer received is one of seven (out of 1,186) featured on the Office of Instruction's "Spotlight on Teacher Appreciation."

Congratulations to Dr. Palmer!


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