Masri, Hana

Seeking a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Language
Email address: hmasri@utexas.edu
Hometown: Verona, New Jersey
B.A. Degree: Majors: International Studies and Political Science, Minor: Critical Theory, Macalester College  
M.A. Degree:  Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture, University of Wisconsin – Madison
 
Current research interests: rhetorical criticism and theory, material rhetorics, garbage and waste, migration, border studies, social movement theory, Middle Eastern and North African studies, Arab American studies, Latin American and Latinx studies
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joshua Gunn
 
Projected graduation: Spring 2019
 

“Deconstructing Muslim Bodies in the Anti-Muslim Rhetoric of the Trump Era,” Roundtable discussion at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX (November 2017)

“A Decolonial (New) Materialism of Borderlands and Trash,” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX (November 2017)

“Queer Border Objects and the Sucio Material Politics of Migration,” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX (November 2017)

 “Make America Muslim Again: Discussing Political Hate Speech and the Dangers of Donald Trump’s Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Rhetoric,” Roundtable discussion at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (February 2017)

“Excessive Arabs and Olfactory Rhetoric: Trash as Political Discourse in Lebanon’s ‘You Stink’ Protests,” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA (November 2016)

“Archival Ephemera, Ephemeral Methods,” Paper presented for panel “Between Archive and Field:

The Queer Civic Callings of Spaces, Places, and Traces,” at the National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA (November 2016)

“Making Migration Legible: The Intersectional (Absented) Body Rhetoric of Migrant ‘Trash,’” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2015)

“Queer Social Movement: A Paradox?,” Paper presented for panel “What’s Moving in Social Movements?” at the National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2015)

“Mexican Women’s Transnational Queer (Im)migrations,” Paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI (November 2015)

“Porous Borders: Theorizing Transnational Rhetoric,” Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America University of Wisconsin, Madison Student Chapter Annual Symposium, Madison, WI (April 2015)

Chávez, Karma and Hana Masri, editors. “Queer Transnational Activism? A Conversation on Organizing, Solidarity, and Difference (with Daniel B. Chávez, Ryan Conrad, Dani D’Emilia, Fatima Jaffer, Ghadir Shafie and Di Wang).” Scholar and Feminist 14.2 (2017).  

Masri, Hana. “A Liberated Life? Thoughts on the Paradoxical Binds of Queer Refuge.” Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research 3.1 (2017): 36-40.

Top Paper, “New Voices in Critical and Cultural Studies” Panel, Critical and Cultural Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2015