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
“‘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
“What 'Rhetoricity' Can Do: A Roundtable,” Chair and Roundtable Participant, Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 2016

Digital Writing and Research Lab
Showcase: Drone Project, Clawed Dronet, Spring 2018