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Amanda Sevilla, Ph.D.

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About Me.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Dr. Amanda Sevilla, and I currently work as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. My academic specializations allow me to work in Rhetorical Theory, Media Ecology, Rhetoric of Technology, Ethics & Crisis Communication in the Public Sphere, Philosophy of Communication, Writing Theory, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I am grateful that I have opportunities to work within all of these academic topics in my current role! My first year at Pitt has been an amazing experience. Now in my second year, I am continuing my work with wonderful students and innovative faculty in the Department of English. I have included a link to my CV below. 


Duquesne University 


Ph.D. in Rhetoric 

Dissertation: Discarnation: Expounding on Marshall McLuhan’s Critique of Modern Subjectivity. Committee: Dr. Calvin L. Troup (Chair), Dr. Richard H. Thames, Dr. Janie Harden Fritz


Program areas: Rhetorical Theory, Interpersonal & Organizational Communication, and Ethics & Crisis Communication in the Public Sphere, Phenomenology 


Professional Activity: Rhetoric of Technology, Media Ecology, Composition & Rhetoric, Ethnography, The Rhetoric of Publics & Public Spheres, Forensics of Argumentation & Law, and Digital Narrative

Youngstown State University 


Youngstown State University 


M.A. in English (Emphasis Areas: Linguistics, Rhetoric & Composition) 

Thesis: Gender and Politeness 

B.S. in Education (English, Language Arts & Literature Track)

Senior Capstone on James Joyce's Ulysses  

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