Here you will find any announcements relevant to my academic progress:  conferences, awards, publications, and scholarly updates.

Provost's Mentored Teaching Fellowship

posted Nov 16, 2015, 8:41 AM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

I am thrilled to have accepted the Provost's Mentored Teaching Fellowship from USC this academic year. I have developed my own course called "Public Controversies," which I will teach in the upcoming spring of 2016. It is open to all undergraduate students at USC.

Patheos Blog

posted Jun 5, 2015, 4:59 PM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

I was mentioned in a blog post by Jim Burklo, Dean of Religious Life (on my birthday!) about the creation care movement. We've been having some great conversations with him and the Progressive Christian Uniting about religion and the environment.

posted Apr 21, 2014, 10:32 PM by Emma Frances Bloomfield   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 10:32 PM ]

I have been unable to reclaim my old domain name, so I am now the proud owner of my domain name with dashes!

Religion Dispatches Feb 2014

posted Feb 17, 2014, 1:11 PM by Emma Frances Bloomfield   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 1:11 PM ]

My article titled, "Science Denial Can't be Cured by Education" was published online on Religion Dispatches. It was written in response to an op-ed in the LA Times about skepticism towards science.

ISSA 2014

posted Jan 21, 2014, 1:38 PM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

My paper entitled, "Narrative arguments in the evolution controversy" was accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference in Amsterdam in the beginning of July. I am honored to be accepted as this is a competitive conference held only every 4 years.

posted Aug 10, 2013, 8:38 AM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

I'm sorry to say that my domain name expired while I was in Brazil this summer and I no longer own it. Someone has bought the address and it is now unavailable to me currently. I apologize if anyone has gone to this site from my email signature, business card, or through an online search. I am in the process of negotiating to reclaim the domain and am considering filing a report with ICANN to report the domain squatter.

I apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you may find my site from the Google Site address:

Diploma in Innovation Grant

posted Jul 29, 2013, 11:25 AM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

I have been awarded at $5000 grant for the 2013-2014 academic year to study the persuasive elements of narratives and climate change. Partnering with a quantitative scholar, we will be employing rhetorical approaches with a quasi-experimental survey to investigate how narratives influence climate change.

GSG Research Symposium

posted May 4, 2013, 8:16 AM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

My paper entitled, "The rhetoric of climate change visuals: Balancing agency and urgency" received 4th place at the Graduate Student Government Research Symposium, a competitively selected and ranked based on quality of scholarly work and presentation.

IJOC - Book Review

posted May 4, 2013, 8:11 AM by Emma Frances Bloomfield

An invited book review of Joshua J. Frye and Michael S. Bruner's The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality, and Power has been published online in the International Journal of Communication. You can find the article online here or on my scholarly work page.

Alta 2013

posted Apr 27, 2013, 9:46 AM by Emma Frances Bloomfield   [ updated May 4, 2013, 8:07 AM ]

My paper entitled, "The Institute for Creation Research as a casey study of scientific and religious argument: Revisiting argumentation fields in a postmodern context" was accepted to the Alta Conference on Argumentation in Alta, Utah. I am very excited to have been accepted to such a prestigious biennial conference with other argumentation scholars.

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