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Center Graduate Students: Jonathan Stone

Jonathan StoneJonathan Stone is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

315 English Building | MC-718

Biographical Statement

Jon studies the cultural, historical, and rhetorical influence of music and sound. His research is focused on the rhetoricity of American vernacular music and culture in the 1930s. He is working on a dissertation investigating the early career of Alan Lomax during the Great Depression which draws exclusively from Lomax's archive of field recordings made for the Library of Congress.

Research Interests

Rhetoric, sound, American vernacular culture, rhetorical history, multimodal composition

Courses Taught

Rhetoric 101, 102, 103, 104 (Academic Writing Program)

Writing Across Media (INFO 303/WRIT 303)

Rhetoric 233, Principles of Composition: "Rhetoric, Politics, & Everyday Life"

Other Positions Held

Assistant Director, Center for Writing Studies

Course Coordinator, Writing Across Media (INFO 303/WRIT 303)

Digital Literacies Coordinator, Freshman Rhetoric Program

Center for Writing Studies Graduate Program Commitee

Rhetoric Advisory Committee

Research assistant to Prof. Debra Hawhee