Catherine Chaput, Ph.D.

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Catherine Chaput


Research interests

  • Rhetorical theory and criticism
  • Political economy of rhetoric
  • Affect studies


  • Entertaining Fear: Rhetoric and the Political Economy of Social Control Edited with MJ Braun and Danika Brown. New York: Peter Lang, 2010. (Frontiers in Political Communication Series)
  • Inside the Teaching Machine: Rhetoric and the Globalization of the U.S. Public Research University. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2008. (Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique Series)


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., State University of New York, Binghamton
  • B.A., Creighton University