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Antonio Ceraso

Research Interests

Rhetorical history and theory; professional and technical communication; user experience and usability theory and methods; participatory culture and media; digital humanities; rhetoric of science and technology. Much of my research focuses on rhetorical and discursive practices emerging around a “sharing economy,” especially in online and digital environments.  

Courses Recently Taught

  • Usability Theory and Practice
  • Text Encoding in the Humanities
  • Ancient Rhetorics
  • Grant and Proposal Writing
  • Infographics and Data Visualization

Recent Scholarship

  • “How Can Technical Communicators Plan for Users?” In Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Ed. Johnson-Eilola, Johndan and Stuart Selber. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
  • “Introduction: Open Source Culture and Aesthetics.” Criticism 53.3 (2011), 337-375 (with Jeff Pruchnic).
  • "Toward a Public Mystery: The Rhetoric of R. Gordon Wasson." Configurations 16.2 (2009), 215-243.


  • Academic Integrity Board
  • Faculty Senate Personnel Committee