Robert Danisch

Robert Danisch is currently Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. His research interests concern rhetorical theory and public communication within democratic societies, and he has written extensively about the relationship between American Pragmatism and rhetoric. 

He is the author of Beyond Civility: The Competing Obligations of Citizenship with W. Keith (Penn State Press, 2020), Pragmatism, Democracy, and the Necessity of Rhetoric (University of South Carolina Press, 2007), Building a Social Democracy: The Promise of Rhetorical Pragmatism (Lexington Books, 2015), and What Effect Have I Had? 100 Communication Practices to be a Better Partner, Teammate, Writer, Speaker, and Leader (KDP, 2018).  

Professor Danisch hosts a podcast called Now We’re Talking that focuses on communication skills. His work has appeared in The Conversation, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Social Epistemology, Public Understanding of Science, and Southern Communication Journal.

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