Areas of Research

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Rhetorical theory
The conditions of possibility for suasion and responsibility

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Affect theory
The constraints and affordances of negative, icky viscera

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Critical surveillance
The asymmetrical power dynamics of discipline and control, esp. in information networks

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National security rhetoric
The creation of (in)secure subjects and perceived threats

Publications

To read my publications, please visit my academia.edu page.

Single-Authored Essays
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 Inquiry1(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 Studies12(2), 179-197.

Encyclopedia Entry
Ritchie, M. (2018). Brian Massumi and Communication. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies.

Book Reviews
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
“"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
“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