Caddie Alford

Assistant Professor
(804) 827 8330
Hibbs Hall 324C


BA Beloit College
PhD Indiana University

Research/Teaching Focus

Rhetorical theory; digital rhetoric; intersections between rhetoric and philosophy in antiquity; disability studies; writing pedagogies; social media culture; feminisms.

Recent Publications

When One Door Closes, Another Opens; Or, Appreciating Clichés. Failure Pedagogies: Learning and Unlearning What it Means to Fail. Edited by Laura Micciche and Allison Carr. Peter Lang, 2020.

“‘The Gods Wish More of Me’: Infrastructural Violence Between Ethics and Doxa” Co-authored with Damien Smith Pfister. Media Ethics Magazine, vol. 30, no. 2, 2019,

Review of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, by Kate Manne. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2019, DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2019.1601977.

“Edible Habits: Updating Temperance for the Digital Age.” Rhetoric Review, vol. 37, no. 4, 2018, 353-63.

“Creating with the “Universe of the Undiscussed:” Hashtags, Doxa, and Choric Invention.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, vol. 23, no. 1, 2016,


“Dissertation Dialogues, Vol. 1: Scot Barnett and Caddie Alford.” Rhetoricity podcast recording, 2018,


Faculty photo by Joey Wharton –  2020