Brandon Erby

Brandon Erby

Ph.D. Candidate – English and African American and Diaspora Studies


Biography:

Brandon M. Erby is a dual-title Ph.D. Candidate in English and African American and Diaspora Studies. His research interests include African American rhetoric, new literacy studies, rhetorical education, and the rhetoric and historiography of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Brandon’s dissertation, "I’ve Got a Job to Do: The Rhetorical Campaigns of Mamie Till-Mobley," examines the activist work of Till-Mobley and traces the ways Emmett Till’s lynching influences American culture and the field of rhetorical studies. Dissertation Director: Keith Gilyard

Brandon’s Fields are English & African American and Diaspora Studies