2021, PhD English, University of Washington
Shane Peterson is originally from Las Vegas, NV. He received a BA in English with minors in editing and creative writing from BYU and a Ph.D. in language and rhetoric from the University of Washington in Seattle. His research primarily centers on the rhetorics of crisis, apocalypse, and precarity, both historically and in contemporary settings. He is particularly interested in how the affective qualities of crisis rhetorics are embodied and enacted in American political spheres, scientific discourses, religious communities, and more public, everyday contexts. He is also interested in developing new pedagogies of crisis, namely on how to teach writing and research during ongoing periods of disruption and uncertainty.