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 Students voted him Most Supportive Faculty Member in 2007 and again in 2009.
Books in Progress:
- Rhetorics of Renaming in Malcolm X.
- Writing Across Cultural and Racial Boundaries.
- A Language and Power Reader: Representations of Race in a Post-Racist Era. Utah State University Press, 2014. Co-Editor Victor Villanueva.
- Reflections on Multiculturalism. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1996.
His Favorite Two Articles:
- "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
- Prison writing and restorative justice
- Robotic rhetorics and the politics of the post-human
- Avery Hall 491