Areas of Research
The conditions of possibility for suasion and responsibility
The constraints and affordances of negative, icky viscera
The asymmetrical power dynamics of discipline and control, esp. in information networks
National security rhetoric
The creation of (in)secure subjects and perceived threats
To read my publications, please visit my academia.edu page.
Ritchie, M. (2018). Spectacular resilience: Visualizations of endurance in 'Beyond 9/11.' Visual Communication Quarterly, 25(3), 168-180.
Ritchie, M. (2018). Regurgitative reading. Capacious: A Journal of Emerging Affect Inquiry, 1(3),25-48. Available online: http://capaciousjournal.com/article/regurgitative-reading.
Ritchie, M. (2017). Security stupidity. Journal of Multicultural Discourses [Special Issue "Multicultural Discourses of 'Security,'" edited by Hamilton Bean and Bryan C. Taylor], 12(4), 349-365.
Ritchie, M. (2015). Feeling for the state: Affective labor and anti-terrorism training in US hotels. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 12(2), 179-197.
Ritchie, M. (2018). Brian Massumi and Communication. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies.
Ritchie, M. (2015). Review of Poverty in common: The politics of community action during the American Century by Alyosha Goldstein. E3W Review of Books, 15.
Select Conference Presentations
”Fusing Race: The Phobogenics of Racializing Surveillance,” Communication, Identities, and Difference Division, Inaugural Top Paper Award, Western States Communication Association Convention, 2019
“‘Bureau of Hurt Feelings’: The Anguished Affective Labor of National Security,” Capacious: Affect Inquiry/Making Space, Millersville University, 2018
“Conditions of Possibility for Rhetorical Criticism: Putting Immanent Materialism and Psychoanalysis into Practice,” Invited Roundtable Participant, Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 2018
“"Anxious Ears: ShotSpotter and Sensorial Preemption in San Antonio," Individual Paper and Co-Chair, "Securing Affects," Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association Convention, 2017
“Anxious Identification: The ‘About to Kill Moment’ of Osama Bin Laden’s Assassination,” Individual Paper, Visual Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention, 2016
“Rhetoric’s Ugly Feelings,” Individual Paper, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association Convention, 2016
“Cliché Clusters: The Rhetoric of Nine-Eleven Refrains,” Individual Paper, Gerard A. Hauser Research Award, Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 2016
Digital Writing and Research Lab
Showcase: Drone Project, Clawed Dronet, Spring 2018