Michelle G. Gibbons

Phone: (603) 862-0760
Office: Communication, Horton SSC Rm 135, Durham, NH 03824
Michelle Gibbons


Rhetoric of Science, Technology, Medicine, Vernacular Public Disclosure, Digital Rhetoric, Pedagogy


  • Ph.D., CommunicationSpeechComRhetoric, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Vassar College

Research Interests

  • Digital rhetoric
  • Pedagogy
  • Rhetoric of science
  • Vernacular Public Discourse

Courses Taught

  • CMN 456: Propaganda and Persuasion
  • CMN 507: Intro Rhetorical Thry&Analysis
  • CMN 697: Seminar in Rhetorical Study

Selected Publications

Gibbons, M. (2018). A Neurorhetoric of Incongruity. Poroi, 13(2). doi:10.13008/2151-2957.1248

Gibbons, M. G., & Seitz, D. (2017). Toward a Digital Methodology for Ideographic Criticism: A Case Study of 'Equality'. In A. Davisson, & A. Hess (Eds.), Theorizing Digital Rhetoric. Routledge.

Gibbons, M. G. (2014). Beliefs about the Mind as Doxastic Inventional Resource: Freud, Neuroscience, and the Case of Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 44(5), 427-448. doi:10.1080/02773945.2014.957411

Gibbons, M. G. (2012). Reassessing Discovery: Rosalind Franklin, Scientific Visualization, and the Structure of DNA*. Philosophy of Science, 79(1), 63-80. doi:10.1086/663241

Gibbons, M. G. (2009). 'Voices from the People': Letters to the American Phrenological Journal, 1854-64. Journalism History, 35(2), 72-81.

Gibbons, M. G. (2007). Seeing the Mind in the Matter: Functional Brain Imaging as Framed Visual Argument. Argumentation and Advocacy, 43(3-4), 175-188. doi:10.1080/00028533.2007.11821673