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Brandon M. Erby

Brandon M. Erby

English Graduate Assistant

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  1. M.A. English (Rhetoric and Composition), Penn State University
  2. M.A. English (African American Literature), Seton Hall University
  3. B.A. English, Tougaloo College

Professional Bio

Brandon M. Erby is a dual-title Ph.D. Candidate in English and African American and Diaspora Studies. He is interested in African American rhetoric, new literacy studies, rhetorical education, and the rhetoric and historiography of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Brandon's dissertation, "I've Got a Job to Do: The Rhetorical Campaigns of Mamie Till-Mobley," examines the rhetorical labor of Till-Mobley and traces the ongoing ways Emmett Till's murder influences American culture and rhetorical studies. His work appears or is forthcoming in College Language Association Journal, Open Words: Access and English Studies, Rhetoric Review, and Journal for the History of Rhetoric.