Ashley A. Hinck

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  • Teaching Assistant
  • Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
Office Hours:
  • Wednesdays, 3:15-5:15
  • And by appointment
Expertise and Activities: 

My research examines fan citizenship performances, and as such sits at the intersection of rhetoric, fan studies, and internet studies. Whether it's Harry Potter, the Packers, or the Vampire Diaries, we're all fans of something. Remarkably, fan groups and nonprofits have deployed fandom to create social change through protest, charity donations, and volunteer work. In these deployments, fandom becomes a pathway to a public subjectivity. Importantly, these deployments have significant implications for our conceptualizations of citizenship, the circulation of public discourses, and the possibilities for social change.


  • M.A. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • B.A. Creighton University, 2008


  • Top Four Student Papers in Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division , National Communication Association , 2009
  • Pearce Award , The UW-Madison Communication Arts Department , 2011
  • Travel Grant , National Communication Association Women's Caucus , 2011
  • HEX (Humanities Exposed) Grant , The UW-Madison Center for Humanities , 2012
  • Helen K. Herman Memorial Scholarship , UW-Madison Communication Arts Department , 2012
  • Elliot Dissertation Research Award , UW-Madison Communication Arts Department , 2013
  • Honored Instructor Award , University Housing (UW-Madison) , 2013
  • Vilas Research Travel Award , The UW-Madison Graduate School , 2013
  • Communication-B Teaching Assistant Fellow , The UW-Madison Writing Across the Curriculum Program , 2014



  • 2014. "Serving online communities: Service-learning, internet studies, and online education." Community engagement 2.0?: Dialogues on the future of the civic in the disrupted university , Scott Crabill and Dan Butin New York: Palgrave and Macmillan .
  • 2012. "Building Bridges Between Sports and Communication: The Warm-Up Jog for the Communication Classroom." Teaching Communication Creatively , Faith Mullen and William Mullen Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press , 91-94 .



  • CA 100 - Introduction to Speech Composition
  • CA 200 - Introduction to Digital Communication
  • CA 260 - Communication and Human Behavior
  • CA 262 - Argumentation