Robert Eddy

Robert Eddy

Robert Eddy


Robert Eddy’s PhD is from the University of Durham, England, where he studied the rhetorics of politics, science, and religion. He has directed writing programs in China and Egypt, and he was the department’s Director of Composition, from 2002 through 2010. He won the University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001, worth $10,000. English Graduate Organization voted his rhetorics of racism course the Best Graduate Seminar of the Year Award, Spring, 2021. English Graduate Students also voted him Most Supportive Faculty Member twice.

Selected Publications:

1 Book in Progress:
Rhetorics of Renaming in Malcolm X. Single author monograph.

6  Books Published:

From Columbus to Churchill: Heroes, Villains, and Confronting Racism. Co-editor S. M. Ghazanfar. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 2022.
Writing Across Cultures: a Rhetoric. 2019. Utah State University Press. Co-author Amanda Espinosa-Aguilar. 244 pages.
Time, Consciousness, and Writing. 2019. Brill Scholarly Publishing, Leiden, Netherlands. Co-editor Theo Malekin. 325 pages.
– John Spurk, 2017. History of Northern Essex Community College 1960-1985: the First Twenty-Five Years. Ed. with an Introduction by Robert Eddy. Haverhill, MA: Northern Essex Community College. 238 pages.
A Language and Power Reader: Representations of Race in a Post-Racist Era. 2014. Utah State University Press. 364 pages. Co-Editor Victor Villanueva.
Reflections on Multiculturalism.1996.Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press. 213 pages.

His Favorite Three Articles:
– “Racism, Pedagogy, and the Renaming of the USA: Racial Autobiographies and Malcolm X.” Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice: October, 2015, Vol. 1: No. 1, Article 4.
Available at:
-“Toward a New Critical Framework: Color-Conscious Political Morality and Pedagogy at Historically Black and Historically White Colleges and Universities.” Co-authored with Carmen Kynard. College Composition and Communication, 61:1, September 2009, W24-W44.
-“Writing: the Interpreter of Desires,” Writing on the Edge, 11 (1), (2000), 48-52.

Research & Teaching Interests:

– Rhetoric and racism
– Malcolm X and the renaming of the U.S.A.
– Islamophobia and rhetorics of the less than human
– Robotic rhetorics and the politics of the post-human

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