Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
Peter Odell Campbell graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Speech Communication (minoring in Gender and Women’s Studies). Dr. Campbell’s research examines the role that judicial arguments––primarily those spoken by Supreme Court Justices as justifications for their decisions about sodomy laws, access to marriage, and public education and incarceration policy––play in delimiting possibilities for racial and sexual ways of being and relating in spaces subject to U.S. law.
Dr. Campbell is also interested in televisual rhetoric; his work on judicial and televisual rhetorics of race and sexuality has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, and the edited collection Monster Culture in the 21st Century (Bloomsbury, 2013). His research has been recognized with the Illinois Department of Communication Karl R. Wallace Award for Distinguished Scholarship by a Graduate Student, and the Illinois LGBT Resource Center Outstanding Student Research Award for “presenting research that promotes the understanding of issues relevant to the LGBT community.” Dr. Campbell is currently revising his dissertation, Judicial Rhetoric and Radical Politics: Sexuality, Race, and the Fourteenth Amendment, for publication as a book.
In the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Campbell teaches courses in public speaking, rhetoric, and persuasion. Before joining the faculty at Northeastern, Dr. Campbell taught courses in political rhetoric, sexuality and public culture, argumentation, popular media, and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, where he was a 2013 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Dr. Campbell is committed to using rhetorical pedagogy and public address as tools in the service of local struggles for racial, sexual, gender, and economic justice. In any course he teaches, Dr. Campbell hopes to provide students with some of the resources necessary to incorporate civic action as a core component of their studies in communication.
You can learn more about Dr. Campbell at his website.