About the Authors
Anne Melfi has made “comparative” rhetoric her primary focus, which she applies to research and writing on South Asian Sanskrit rhetorical culture that flowered from the Vedic paradigm. Her essays appear in the Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics, Bodhi journal, the Proceedings of the Vedanta Congress 2017, and Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals In and Out of Academe. Her chapter “Winning Eloquence: A Tip from Two Hymns of the Rig Veda” is forthcoming in Global Rhetorical Traditions.
Nicole Khoury is a founding member of the Non-Western/Global Rhetorics CCCC SIG. Her research in transnational feminist rhetoric examines at the circulation of global language within local Arab and Middle Eastern contexts. Her articles “Enough Violence: The Importance of Local Action to Transnational Feminist Scholarship and Activism,” and “Self-Reflective Pedagogy: Reading Against the Western Tradition to Teach Global Feminist Rhetorics” appear in Peitho. Her digital project, “Pioneering Feminisms in Lebanon and the Middle East: A Timeline,” appears on the New Work Showcase website for the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.
Tarez Samra Graban is Associate Professor of English at Florida State University and Assistant co-Chair of the Global & Non-Western Rhetorics Standing Group with CCCC. From 2015-2018, she was a research fellow at the University of South Africa. Her publications include Teaching through the Archives (SIUP, forthcoming); Women’s Irony (SIUP, 2015); GenAdmin (Parlor, 2011); and articles in African Journal of Rhetoric, Rhetorica, Gender & Language, College English, College Composition and Communication, and several edited collections. She is co-editing with Hui Wu Global Rhetorical Traditions.