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Graduate Teaching Fellow

Office: 307 Bynum Hall
Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3PM or by appointment






B.A., Communication, Media and Theater, and minor in Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University

M.A., Communication Studies, University of South Florida


Max is interested in how rhetorics of otherness were used in the 18th and 19th century to establish a widespread sense of national identity. Specifically, his research considers how the rhetorical construction of blackness during slavery contributed to lasting myths and narratives of Americanness.