Phil Bratta


Welcome! I’m a Ph.D candidate in Rhetoric and Writing at Michigan State University. My general research interests are in rhetorics of activism and art, visual rhetorics, embodiment, cultural rhetorics, digital writing and technology use, and pedagogy. I often examine the 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.