Recipients of the four annually awarded Internal Faculty Fellowships receive a one-course teaching release in the spring semester of the fellowship year, a $1,000 research bursary, and an office in the Glasscock Center for the fellowship year. These fellows, along with the Glasscock Faculty Research Fellows, will present and participate in the Faculty Colloquium Series during their fellowship semester.
Academic Year 2018-2019
Dr. Jennifer Mercieca is an historian of American political rhetoric. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University, Founding Director of the Aggie Agora, Immediate Past Chair of the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association, founding editor of Citizen Critics, and creator of the #teamrhetoric hashtag on Twitter.
She writes about American political discourse, especially as it relates to citizenship, democracy, and the presidency. Jennifer has published two books about political rhetoric: Founding Fictions (University of Alabama Press, 2010) and The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). She is finishing a third book about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and demagoguery. She has written about Trump’s rhetoric for USA Today, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, and other major media outlets. She has also been interviewed about Trump’s rhetoric by the BBC World News, NPR’s All Things Considered, The New York Times, Australia’s ABC Radio, Slate, and many other outlets throughout the United States and Worldwide. Her articles about rhetoric, Trump, and the 2016 election were read over 250,000 times during the election. In 2016 she was invited to deliver a TedX Talk: “Be a Citizen, Not a Partisan.”
She is a 2016 recipient of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, the highest award given to faculty for teaching at Texas A&M University.
In addition to presenting their works-in-progress during the 2017-18 Faculty Colloquium Series, the Glasscock Internal Faculty Residential Fellows will discuss completed research during the Glasscock Center’s Morning Coffee Hour in the 2018-2019 academic year. The Glasscock Center accepts applications for Glasscock Internal Faculty Residential Fellowships each spring semester. Applications will be accepted again in spring 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year. For further information visit http://glasscock.tamu.edu/grants-funding or contact the Glasscock Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 845-8328.