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Joshua DiCaglio

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Assistant Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Cultural Studies
  • Theory
  • Popular Culture
  • Digital Humanities
  • Composition, Rhetoric and Discourse Studies
  • Religion, Literature and Culture
  • (979) 458-3176
  • LAAH 386
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Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2016

M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2012

B.A., University of South Carolina, 2010


Professor DiCaglio joined the English department in Fall 2016 after completing a Ph.D in English at Penn State. His work studies the intersection of rhetoric, science, and mysticism as intersecting modes of attempting to make sense of our modernized, globalized world. He is currently working on his first book project on the conceptual elements and rhetorical challenges of scale (shifts in size, from the quantum to the cosmic).

Research Interests

Dr. DiCaglio’s Scholars@TAMU Profile

  • Rhetoric of Science
  • Environmental
  • Communication
  • History and Theory of Rhetoric
  • The Relationship between Science and Mysticism


  • “Rhetorical Recommendations Built on Ecological Experience” (with Kathryn M. Barlow and Joseph S. Johnson), Environmental Communication (2017).
  • “The Logic of Subjectivity: Burke and Whitehead in Crisis” Philosophy and Rhetoric 50.1 (2017): 96-118.
  • “Ironic Ecology.”  Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. 22 (2015): 447 – 465.