Faculty Q & A with Bjorn Stillion Southard
August 05, 2009
Bjorn Stillion Southard, Instructor in Communication
Ph.D. 2009 (expected September), M.A. 2004 University of Maryland; B.A. 2002, cum laude, Willamette University
The Rhetorical Origins of the African Colonization Movement in America
Research and Teaching Interests
19th Century American Public Address, Argumentation, and Legal Rhetoric
What most excites you about joining the LC community?
I’m excited to work with motivated students in the classroom and on the forensics team.
What kinds of hobbies/special activies do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy running, playing/watching soccer.
What were your childhood goals/aspirations?
I wanted to argue cases in front of the Supreme Court. Now, one area of scholarship I pursue is rhetoric in Supreme Court cases and I coach speech and debate. Not too far off, I guess.
What are you listening to in your car right now?
NPR, Muse, Radiohead.
What was your favorite childhood story?
Where the Wild Things Are.