Phil Bratta


Welcome! I’m a Ph.D candidate in Rhetoric and Writing at Michigan State University. My research areas are in embodiment, cultural rhetorics, digital-visual rhetoric, pedagogy, and art and activism. I often examine the (digital) rhetorical connections between broad cultural movements and embodied practices within spaces and places.

After working as a mechanic for several years, I pursued my BA in Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago. Next, I taught ESL/EFL in Chicago, Arequipa, Peru, and San Diego before returning to academia to receive my MA in English (focus in Composition & Rhetoric) at the University of Florida. While at UF, I taught Technical and Professional Communication and First-Year Composition courses, and then made my way to the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department at Michigan State University.