Lunsford Honorees: Spring and Summer 2020

About the Spring/Summer 2020 Lunsford Honorees

From Spring 2020 through Summer 2021, all PWR 2 courses were taught online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, Lunsford award honorees would present in front of a live audience and two winners would be selected. Giving and recording an oral presentation in an online environment provided both new challenges but also new possibilities and we saw a range of creative and powerful responses to oral presentation research. This gallery represents exemplary work from students produced in their fully online environments during Spring quarter 2020 and Summer quarter 2020, and we honor all of these students for their excellent research and delivery.

Watch highlights from the Spring/Summer honoree presentations -- with an introduction by former PWR Faculty Director, Andrea Lunsford -- and then scroll down for access to their full presentations.

Lunsford Honorees for Spring & Summer 2020

Kavin Anand: “Going Beyond Consciousness, AI of the Future"

Course: Ethics and AI
Instructor: Ruth Starkman

Thomas Booker: “Fighting Algorithmic Racism in Text and Speech"

Course: Ethics and AI.
Instructor: Ruth Starkman

Analaura Amezquita Calam: “The Pandemic of Fear "

Course: I __ Therefore I Am? The Rhetoric of 21st Century Identity.
Instructor: Donna Hunter

Cyan D'Anjou: “The Influence and Value of Digital Communities "

Course: Global Literacy and Visual Rhetorics.
Instructor: Samah Elbelazi

Anissa Foster: “Totem Poles in a Modern World "

Course: Rhetoric of Public Monuments and Memorials.g
Instructor: Valerie Kinsey

Lina Fowler: “How to go Viral: Bringing the Environment to the Top of Our Feed "

Course: A Rebel With A Cause: The Rhetoric of Giving a Damn
Instructor: Kathleen Tarr

Elizabeth Fox: “Netflix's The Midnight Gospel: Innovation in Form & Philosophy"

Course: Re-Make it Anew: The Rhetoric of Adapting, Rebooting, and Remaking
Instructor: Becky Richardson

Elizabeth Grant: “Eliminating Implicit Bias in Jury Trial"

Course: Hear/Say: The Art of Rhetorical Listening
Instructor: Cassie Wright

Tilly Griffiths: “The Mismanagement of 'Miracle Drug' Messaging"

Course: Hope, Health, and Healing: The Rhetoric of Medicine
Instructor: Sarah Pittock

Laney Hughes: “Sound Design: The Silenced Art"

Course: Makers, Crafters, Hackers: The Rhetoric of DIY
Instructor: Angela Becerra Vidergar

Caitlin Jaeggli: “Thank God I’m Gay: A Critical Analysis of the Introduction of Homophobia into the Bible"

Course: Myth and Contemporary: Talking Across Two Worlds
Instructor: Kevin DiPirro

Pablo Noyola: “Impassioned Logic: Emotion, Rationality and Decision Making in Sports"

Course: All the Feels: The Rhetoric of Emotion
Instructor: Tesla Schaeffer

Zora Ilunga Reed: “Teaching to the Future: A Review of Climate Change Education in Georgia"

Course: The Rhetoric of the Natural and Beyond
Instructor: Raechel Lee

Six Skov: “Mussolini's Greatest Heist: Linguistic Theft, the Origins of Fascism, and the Subjugation of Sicily"

Course: The Rhetoric of Langauge, Identity, and Power
Instructor: Jennifer Johnson

Sohan Vichare: “Mussolini's Quid Pro Quo: How efforts to save local news are affecting integrity"

Course: A Rebel With A Cause: The Rhetoric of Giving a Damn
Instructor: Kathleen Tarr