Alicen Rushevics

Rhetoric, Politics, & Culture

Teaching Assistant



6053 Vilas Hall

Alicen Rushevics

I am a PhD student in Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture working with Dr. Sara McKinnon and Dr. Jenell Johnson. My research interests focus on rhetorics of trauma, wounding, and grief, particularly in how they effect, speak to, and interact with the mobility of bodies and formation of subjects in contemporary cultures. Before starting at UW-Madison, I earned my MA in Philosophy using hermeneutic methodology to study the relationships which constitute selfhood in the aftermath of trauma.