Hi! I’m Matthew. I write about digital media, emotions, and activism.
I’m a Rhetoric and Political Culture Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in communication studies and women’s and gender studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
At Maryland, I teach courses about public speaking, critical thinking, public deliberation, and rhetorical criticism.
My scholarship has appeared in Women’s Studies in Communication, College Media Review, and The Conversation. When crafting my own interventions, I have worked as a Twitter bot-creator, video producer, and journalist.
You can reach me on Twitter @matthew_paul or via email at mattsalzano (AT) gmail (DOT) com.