Dr. Kirt Wilson
Dr. Kirt Wilson is an associate professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State, and prior to his arrival at Penn, he taught at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wilson is a rhetorical critic and theorist whose fields of study range from rhetoric to social and racial theory. He has authored many academic texts, including The Reconstruction Desegregation Debate: The Politics of Equality and the Rhetoric of Place (Michigan State Press , 2002). He is also the recipient of the McKnight Presidential Fellowship, the National Communication Association's New Investigator Award, the Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award, and two book awards. Currently, Dr. Wilson is working on manuscripts about mimesis in the nineteenth-century United States of America and the aesthetics of the Civil Rights movement. He is no stranger to speaking about Dr. King, and has given Martin Luther King Jr. Day addresses at such institutions as Syracuse University. Dr. Wilson's talk focuses on public memory and rhetoric surrounding the Civil Rights Movement.
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