BA, Humboldt State University
Dr. Hanan researches how capitalism is articulated rhetorically as a political, economic, and cultural space. He is particularly interested in the political economy of late neoliberalism and how this governing apparatus calls into question the civic humanist tradition of classical and contemporary rhetorical theory. In the course of such research, Hanan has explored a number of recent policy problematics, including the role of rhetoric and culture in mediating financial crises, the greening of multinational corporations, and the use of new communication technologies in constituting counterpublics autonomous from the nation-state. Hanan’s scholarship can be found in journals such as Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, The Electronic Journal of Communication, and Cultural Economy. He is currently co-editing a volume titled Communication/Economy: Value, Meaning and Agency in the 21st Century (advanced contract with Peter Lang) and working on a book manuscript titled Economic Imaginaries: Rhetorical Neoliberalism and the Great Recession of 2008.