PhD Student

Joe Edward Hatfield is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication. Hatfield has taught in the Department of Communication and the Program for Writing and Rhetoric and currently serves as the managing editor of Cultural Studies. Hatfield’s research and teaching focus on entanglements of gender, sexuality, and digital social media culture. As a critical-qualitative researcher, Hatfield relies on a range of methods, including rhetorical and textual analysis, archival research, and experimental computational techniques emerging from the digital humanities. You can find this scholarship published in Communication, Culture & CritiqueRhetoric Society Quarterly, and Text & Performance Quarterly, as well as the forthcoming edited volume Queering the South on Screen.