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Nicholas Russel - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Nicholas Russel

Professor of Communication Studies | Loyola Marymount University



My research interests lie at the intersection of performance, cultural studies, and critical theory. In particular, I'm interested in memory as an embodied rhetorical practice, performance as a critical rhetoric, and public discourse as a tool of enlivened critical democracy. My current work examined the way that performance functions as a powerful tool by which marginalized communities engage in collective memory. Likewise, in my recent scholarship in social philosophy, I have theorized the formation of mystical subjectivity in Spanish Catholic writers of the 16th century (particularly Teresa of Avila). In addition to my work in the Department of Communication Studies, I am a member of the Society of Jesus (the Roman Catholic religious order best known as “the Jesuits”) studying to be a priest in the USA West province of the Jesuits.

Education (3)

University of Utah: Ph.D., Communication 2023

Loyola University Chicago: MA, Social Philosophy 2022

California State University, Long Beach: MA, Communication Studies 2006