Research in rhetoric revolves around communication and argumentation from a humanities perspective. Among other things, we study how dialogue in speech and writing, non-verbal communication and visual rhetoric contribute to effective argumentation and knowledge development.
Current research subjects are crisis communication with a focus on ecological and social sustainability, discourses within care, health, and functionality as well as communication on social media. Other areas concern didactic issues and various forms of political discourse.
The rhetoric department at Örebro University has a long tradition of research in gender issues linked to public speakers. This profile includes research related to issues of discrimination, agency, and empowerment.
Rhetoric has collaborations both within and between faculties, especially in matters of multimodality, climate/environment, diversity, and didactics.
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