Joseph P. Zompetti

Communications Professor, Wayne State University

Joseph P. Zompetti (Ph.D., Wayne State University) is a professor in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He has been the recipient of two Fulbright grants to study political discourse in Sri Lanka and Brazil. His research interests include political communication, polarizing political rhetoric, the rhetoric of power and resistance, critical theory and cultural studies, and intercultural communication.

Relevant citations: 

Zompetti, Joseph P. (2015). Divisive Discourse: The Extreme Rhetoric of Contemporary American Politics. San Diego: Cognella. ISBN: 978-1-63189-361-2

Zompetti, J. P. (2013). Citizenship and Civic Engagement: Civic Education in a Globalized World. In Nadejda Greidina (Ed.), Problems of Communication and Culture – 15 (pp. 208-226). (АКТУАПЬНЬІЕ ПРОБПЕМЬІ КОММУНИКАЦИИ И КУПЬТУРЬІ-15). Pyatigorsk, Russia: Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University.

Williams, David C., and Joseph P. Zompetti (2010). Debate and the Art of Rhetorical Citizenship. In Nadezhda Greidina (Ed.), Urgent Problems in Communication and Culture – 10 (pp. 122-140).  Annual volume of International Communication Research. Moscow and Pyatigorsk: Pyatigorsk State University.

Zompetti, Joseph P., & Williams, David Cratis (2008, August). The Pedagogy of Civic Engagement: 

Argumentation and Public Debate as Tools for Democratic Living.  Proceedings of the 3rd Tokyo Conference on Argumentation (Suzuki, Yano, & Kato, eds).

Zompetti, J. P., & Williams, D. C. (2007). Democratic Civic Engagement and Pedagogical Pursuits: Using Argumentation and Debate to Energize Concerned Citizens. Alta 15th Biennial Conference on Argumentation Proceedings, 819-828.

Zompetti, J. P.  (2005). Habermas, Gramsci and Praxis: Understanding Contingency to Salvage the Public Sphere.  International Journal of Communication, 15, 225-243.