Areas of Expertise
Dr. Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Media, Rhetoric, and Culture. His research explores American Indian rhetoric, neocolonialism in film and television, postfeminism, and the rhetoric of popular culture. Dr. Kelly is also the Director of the policy debate team at Butler University. His current book manuscript entitled Abstinence Cinema works at the intersections of critical rhetoric and media studies by examining how renewed public discourse about feminine "purity" and abstinence-until-marriage augment cultural narratives of virginity in contemporary US films.
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Dr. Kelly's published research has appeared (or is forthcoming) in journals such as Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Feminist Media Studies, Communication Quarterly, Argumentation and Advocacy, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Western Journal of Communication, Women's Studies in Communication, and Advances in the History of Rhetoric and the forthcoming edited book collection Communicating Colonialism: Readings on Postcolonial Theory and Communication (Ed. Rae Lynn Schwartz, Peter Lang Press, 2014).
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
MRC 330: Representations of Race and Difference
SW 266: Media Literacy