Betsy Brunner

Curriculum Vitae

Betsy Brunner portrait
  • Graduate Teaching Asst (E), Communication


Research Summary

My research examines the role of digital rhetoric in social movements within a global context. My dissertation, China, Social Media, and Environmental Protest: Civic Engagement on Networks of Screens and Streets, focuses specifically on Chinese social media as it relates to environmental activism.

Research Keywords

  • Digital Rhetoric, Interest Level: 5
  • Post-Structural Theory, Interest Level: 4
  • New Media Activism, Interest Level: 5
  • Visual Rhetoric, Interest Level: 5
  • Contemporary Rhetorical Theory & Criticism, Interest Level: 4
  • Chinese Language or Literature, Interest Level: 4

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • “Imaging New Alternatives: Risky Social Change and Wild New Public Spheres in China” . PI: Kevin DeLuca. Co-PI(s): Elizabeth Brunner, Wu Fei. Waterhouse Family Institute Grant (WFI), 08/2013 - 08/2014. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • “Imaging the Effects of Air Pollution: A Collaborative Project Between Salt Lake City and Beijing” . PI: Elizabeth Brunner. Co-PI(s): Kevin DeLuca. Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) , 07/15/2013 - present. Total project budget to date: $14,415.00