Ashley A. Hinck

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  • Fellow
  • Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
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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.

Education

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

Honors/Awards

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

Articles

  • 2015. "Ethical frameworks and Ethical Modalities: Theorizing Communication and Citizenship in a Fluid World." Communication Theory , forthcoming .
  • 2013. "Framing the Video Essay as Argument." The Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier , 1(2) , http://www.teachingmedia.org/framing-the-video-essay-as-argument/ .
  • 2012. "Theorizing a Public Engagement Keystone: Understanding Fandom as a Path to Civic Engagement through the Case of the Harry Potter Alliance." Transformative Works and Cultures , 10 , http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/311/276 .
  • 2007. "Seeing the Visual in Argumentation: A Rhetorical Analysis of UNICEF Belgium's Smurf PSA as a Site of Visual Argumentation (co-authored with Katie Hatfield and Marty Birkholt)." Argumentation and Advocacy , (43) 144-151 .

Chapters

  • 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 .

Other

Courses

  • CA 100 - Introduction to Speech Composition
  • CA 155 - Introduction to Digital Production
  • CA 200 - Digital Communication
  • CA 260 - Communication and Human Behavior
  • CA 262 - Argumentation