Joshua Phillips

Joshua Phillips
Associate Teaching Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Vairo Library, 132
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063

Joshua Phillips received a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University in 2014. He also holds a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from SIU as well as a M.A. and B.A.A. from Central Michigan University.

Dr. Phillips’ academic focus is at the intersections of rhetoric and intercultural communication with particular interests in media, race, sports, poverty, and sexual violence. As a Ph.D. student, Dr. Phillips published 15 academic manuscripts, received 4 top paper awards from academic conferences, and presented over 50 keynotes at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada.

His new book, Homeless: Narratives from the Streets derives from his dissertation research and was published by McFarland in 2016.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Phillips is an active community member. In his spare time, he facilitates workshops for homeless shelters and women’s shelters as well as volunteers as an assistant wrestling coach for a local high school.

Recent Publications

Phillips, Joshua D. Homeless: Narratives from the Streets. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016. Print.

Phillips, Joshua D. and Monét C. Bradford. “The Jefferson Memorial: His Idyllic Philosophy and Our Polemical Debates.” The Soul of the Nation: U.S. Public Memory and the National Mall. Ed. Roger Aden. (Forthcoming).

Phillips, Joshua Daniel. “Trial by Social Media: How Misleading Media and Ideological Protests led to Disastrous Results in The State of Florida v. George Zimmerman.” Debates for a Digital Age: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Our Online World. Eds. Danielle Sarver Combs and Simon Collister. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2016. 137-54. Print.

Phillips, Joshua Daniel. “Lunch Counters and the Public Sphere: The St. Louis Sit-in as an Emerging Counterpublic.” Like a Fire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins. Eds. Sean Patrick O’Rourke and Lesli Pace. 2016. (In Press).

Phillips, Joshua Daniel and Rachel Alicia Griffin. “Crystal Mangum as Hypervisble Object and Invisible Subject: Black Feminist Thought, Sexual Violence, and the Pedagogical Repercussions of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case.” Women’s Studies in Communication 38.1 (2015): 36-56. Print.

Phillips, Joshua Daniel. “Dancing as Voice: Krumping and Clowning in Rize as Black Vernacular Rhetoric.” Documenting the Black Experience: Essays on African American History, Culture and Identity in Nonfiction Films. Ed. Novotny Lawrence. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 221-37. Print.

Phillips, Joshua Daniel and Rachel Alicia Griffin. “Black Women and Gender Violence: Lil’ Wayne’s ‘How to Love’ as Progressive Hip Hop.” Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues. Eds. Adria Y. Goldman, Vanatta S. Ford, Alexa A. Harris, and Natasha R. Howard. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2014. 175-95. Print.

Griffin, Rachel Alicia and Joshua Daniel Phillips. “LeBron James as Cybercolonized Spectacle: A Critical Race Reading of Whiteness in Sport.” Sports and Identity: New Agendas in Communication. Eds. Barry Brummett and Andrew Ishak. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014. 60-82. Print.

Phillips, Joshua Daniel. “Engaging Men and Boys in Conversations About Gender Violence: Voice Male Magazine Using Vernacular Rhetoric as Social Resistance.” Journal of Men’s Studies 20.3 (2012): 259-73. Print.