Matthew Salzano advocates for the role of intellectuals in public culture. Matthew studies rhetorical theory, digital humanities, and deliberation. He is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland where he teaches courses in public speaking and rhetorical criticism. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in communication studies and women’s and gender studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Matthew currently investigates feminist intellectual interventions in public culture. He writes about protestors at the Women’s March, bell hooks’s criticism of Beyoncé’s Lemonade, and YouTuber ContraPoints’s video essays about the alt-right. His work has appeared in Women’s Studies in Communication, College Media Review, and The Conversation. When crafting his own interventions, Matthew has worked as a Twitter bot-creator, video producer, and journalist.
Here, on his website, you can check out some of his work from varied publications and conferences. You can read his casual musings on his Twitter, @matthew_paul.
You can reach me on Twitter @matthew_paul or via email at mattsalzano (AT) gmail (DOT) com.