JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Django Unchained: thirteen ways of looking at a black film

 

Heather Ashley Hayes

Heather Ashley Hayes is a communication studies scholar with interests at the intersection of rhetoric, the Middle East and North Africa, violence, and race. As Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Rhetoric Studies at Whitman College, she teaches courses in Rhetoric and Civic Life and the Rhetoric of Violence as well as Rhetoric and Race and the Rhetoric of Hip Hop. These courses explore the ways that rhetoric generates, combats, or is combined with material effects that impact the global public sphere, discourses of race, and citizen engagement. She is finishing her first manuscript, titled Violent Subjects: Rhetoric in the Age of the Terror Wars, due out in the fall of 2016 with Palgrave Macmillan Press. She has completed fieldwork in Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and Pakistan as part of this research trajectory.