Graduate Agora Fellow
Program for Public Discourse
Department of Communication
Joshua Youakim is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at UNC. His research interests typically sit at an intersection of rhetoric and cultural studies, with a particular focus on the ways in which communities (broadly speaking) exist in relationship with particular forms of space and place and how that relationship is constructed, challenged, and negotiated through material and discursive means.
His teaching focuses largely on rhetoric and public speaking courses. He has presented and published work on the role of curriculum and experiential learning initiatives in influencing the relationship between institutions of higher learning and the local communities in which they are situated.