Dr. Jennifer Mercieca

My research combines rhetoric, history, and political theory, political philosophy, and political science to understand American political rhetoric. I am the author of Founding Fictions and co-editor of The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency. I am currently finishing a book on President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and demagoguery.


My scholarship has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Argumentation & Advocacy, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly


I am a member of the Editorial Boards of The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Southern Communication Journal.