Heather Ashley Hayes

Heather Ashley Hayes is a scholar and global citizen critic researching, writing, organizing, and teaching. Influenced by training in both rhetorical criticism and anthropological field work methods, her work focuses on the social implications of racialized violence and discourses of terrorism, both domestically and as part of the global, decades long US-led war on terror. 

Dr. Hayes is Chair and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Race and Ethnic Studies at Whitman College and author of Violent Subjects and Rhetorical Cartography in the Age of the Terror Wars (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Committed to public and global deliberation, she has presented her work across the US, Middle East, and Europe to diverse audiences, teaches undergraduate courses at both a small liberal arts college and inside penitentiaries, and serves as Terrorism and Middle East desk editor for Citizen Critics (www.citizencritics.org), where she also is a regular contributor.

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Whitman College DebateWatch Event: Second Presidential Debate

  • Whitman College Maxey Hall Auditrorium Walla Walla, WA USA (map)

Join the Department of Rhetoric Studies, the Center for Writing and Speaking, and the Department of Politics sponsored event, Whitman College DebateWatch: The Second Presidential Debate. We will live tweet under the hashtag #TRDW (team rhetoric debate watch). For more information, see the Election 2016 tab. Stick around after the debate to participate in a town hall discussion about the election, led by Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey.