Vorris Nunley

Vorris Nunley

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

(951) 827-1927
vorris.nunley@ucr.edu

Professor Nunley is interested in rhetorical and Critical theory, public pedagogies and composition, visual culture, neo-liberalism and  African American expressive culture.  His work addresses the intersections of rhetoric, space, and episteme (knowledge). Informed by work in literature, rhetoric (traditional/ethnic/gendered), cultural studies, and critical/feminist geography, Professor Nunley argues for the existence of a strand of African American rhetoric  and knowledge he refers to as African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric (AAHHR). Recently, his work engages neo-liberalism as a public pedagogy and how it commodifies, produces, and  mediates the construction and reception of  masculinity/femininity, Blackness,  the communal, and excess.  He is currently the Professor in Residence for the Honors Program.