Repay, Nathaniel

Seeking Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Language

Email address: nathanielrepay@utexas.edu 
Hometown: Rockford, Illinois
B.A. Degree: Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Communication), Northern Illinois University
M.S. Degree: Communication, (Graduate Certificate in Rhetorical Leadership) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
 
Current research interests: I am a contemporary rhetorical critic concerned with how public texts in popular culture, public address, and public memory operate to reify, respond to, or reject social and political hierarchies.
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Johanna Hartelius
 
Projected graduation: Spring 2024
 

Nathaniel R. Repay, (Re)Considering the Political Jeremiad as Rhetorical Form: Tension in Mitch Landrieu’s ‘E Pluribus Unum,’” Public Address Division, (Competitive Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2020). 

Nathaniel R. Repay, “The Young and the ‘Grammable: Applying Soap Opera Narratives to Social Media Influencer Culture, Mass Communication Division, (Competitive Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2020).
 
Nathaniel R. Repay, “On Digital Blackface: The Rhetorical Function of Black Centered Reaction GIFs,” Student Division, (Competitive Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2020).

Nathaniel R. Repay, “Epideictic Rhetoric at the Oscars: A Post-#OscarsSoWhite Analysis of Black Filmmaker Acceptance Speeches,” Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group, (Competitive Paper accepted to the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Chicago, IL, April 2020). (Top Paper). (Conference cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic). 

Nathaniel R. Repay, “Steroids in Cooperstown? A Rhetorical Analysis of Discourse Surrounding Steroid Users and the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame,” Sports and Communication Interest Group, (Competitive Paper accepted to the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Chicago, IL, April 2020). (Top Paper). (Conference cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic).

Nathaniel R. Repay, “Rhetorics of Sex on The Bachelor Franchise: The Epideictic Dimension of Reality Television,” Reality TV Division, (Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Cincinnati, OH, October 2019).

Nathaniel R. Repay. “Nazis vs. Snowflakes: Emphasis-Framing and Media Manipulation of the Marketplace of Ideas.” Politics Division (Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN. October 2018). 

Nathaniel R. Repay “The Oldest Man in Folk Rock Speaks: Father John Misty as Carnival Priest and Bakhtinian Social Critic.” Popular Music Division (Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, October 2018).

Nathaniel R. Repay, “Competitive Rhetoric in Abbey Road.” Rhetoric in Popular Culture Division, (Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, St. Louis, MO. October 2017).

Under Review:

Nathaniel R. Repay, “(Re)Considering the Political Jeremiad as Rhetorical Form: Tension in Mitch Landrieu’s ‘E Pluribus Unum,’” 

- Excellence in Teaching, Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMay 2020

- Melvin H. Miller Graduate Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee May 2020

- Top Paper - Rhetorical Criticism and Theory Interest Group ($50), Central States Communication Association, April 2020

- Top Paper – Sports Communication Interest Group ($50), Central States Communication Association, April 2020

- Amelia Lucas Trust Award ($185), Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 2019

- John Paul Jones Scholarship ($200), Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,October 2019

- Chancellor’s Fellowship ($5000), Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,August 2018

- Undergraduate Research Award,Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University, August 2018

- Outstanding Graduating Senior, Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University, August 2018