My teaching and research revolve around the rhetoric of resistance in US history. I believe that a rhetorical analysis of social movements can reveal how struggles for rights, opportunities, and resources depend, in large part, on a battle over shared meanings. Social movements give scholars the unique opportunity to trace such struggles across space, time, and various levels of society. I try to account for the rhetoric of contentious politics through extensive archival research, especially oral interviews from grassroots activists. This approach demands a flexible methodology, ranging from close textual analysis, rhetorical history, and critical public address studies. Most recently, my work focuses on the often competing claims of democratic citizenship and warfare.
Philosophy of Communication; Public Memory; Argumentation; Rhetoric of Democracy & Dissent
Social Movement Rhetoric; Public Memory; Debates over War and Peace
- Ph D, Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2020
- MA, Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2015
- BA, Philosophy, North Dakota State University, 2013
Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.
- Manthey, Dominic. Remembering Ownership in NACW Activism, 103-131. Vol. 25, Iss. 2 Journal for the History of Rhetoric, 2022.
- Manthey, Dominic J., War, Resistance, and Cold War Citizenship in John Kerry's "Winter Soldier" Address. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference 2022, New Orleans, LA. (November 17, 2022)