Tania S. Smith, PhD

PhD in English, with concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, The Ohio State University, USA

Dr Tania Sona Smith

Areas of Research

Rhetorical theory, criticism, and history. Rhetoric is the art of persuasive and informative communication in any genre and medium. Rhetorical criticism involves the analysis of specific artifacts such as new media posts, podcasts, essays, websites, images, TED talks, advertisements, and so on. It aims to evaluate the effectiveness and ethics of artifacts while considering social and cultural contexts and the technological constraints of communication.
Rhetoric of health and medicine
See https://journals.upress.ufl.edu/rhm/overview for a description of the field by the journal "Rhetoric of Health & Medicine" (RHM). My special area of interest is thyroid science, but any aspects of health and medicine are of interest.
Public online professional communication
The ways in which organizations and professionals inform and persuade publics using multimedia on websites, blogs, and in social media. Rhetorics of ethics, trust, and identity online. Professional ethos. Usability and user experience.

Supervising degrees

Communication and Media Studies - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Communication and Media Studies - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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