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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

“‘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, https://www.mediaethicsmagazine.com/index.php/browse-back-issues/211-spring-2019-vol-30-no-2/3999259-the-gods-wish-more-of-me-infrastructural-violence-between-ethics-and-doxa.

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, http://enculturation.net/creating-with-the-universe-of-the-undiscussed.


“Dissertation Dialogues, Vol. 1: Scot Barnett and Caddie Alford.” Rhetoricity podcast recording, 2018, https://rhetoricity.libsyn.com/dissertation-dialogues-vol-1-scot-barnett-and-caddie-alford.


Faculty photo by Kelsey Cappiello –  2018

Upcoming Deadlines

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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