Student Response

The instructor offered constructive feedback on every assignment to improve our papers. She not only made the class discussion-based, but she also “taught” the subject matter effectively. Many times, instructors just give discussion questions for the students but never explain the core concepts. However, her presentations have been/will be very helpful for my future reference. I also liked how she designed the course, i.e., reading responses, 2 conference papers, and 1 journal paper. Although it seems a little hectic, still, it worked for me very well. At the end of the semester, I have almost 2 manuscripts ready for sending to journals. I also liked the reading list. All the readings gave me a comprehensive understanding of publics, counterpublics, transnational and transcultural publics, assemblages, crisis publics, and affective publics.

(Student, Spring 2021, PhD Seminar: Rhetoric in Society)