Dr. Rebecca Kuehl will present the 2020 Victor K. Webster Lecture sponsored by the SDSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Her presentation focuses on her research into the speeches of South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle with specific focus on how he used his leadership speeches to reach across the political aisle to create common ground.
Kuehl is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Journalism and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program coordinator at South Dakota State University. Her research focuses on intersections among rhetorical citizenship and public deliberation, civic rhetoric and education, and women’s health discourses. Her research has been funded by a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation, the charitable arm of 3M. Her research has appeared in edited books, including Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy, Contemporary Rhetorical Citizenship, and Speech and Debate as Civic Education. Her research has also appeared in the Southern Communication Journal, Communication Quarterly, Communication Design Quarterly Review, Health Communication, Translational Behavioral Medicine, and the Journal of Human Lactation.