You Can’t Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick
When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions.
Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognized for Excellence and Service
The college recognized six staff members for 2018 Awards for Excellence during an annual luncheon celebrating all staff and their service to Humanities and Social Sciences.
Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction
Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy.
Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2018 Graduates
Our community of 40,000 alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work.
Fascination and Delight: Q&A with Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’
How NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina. It's her first foray into filmmaking.
How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English
A recent study from linguistics graduate student Shalina Omar finds video memes can use humor to contribute to — and reinforce — negative views of black culture.
NC State Professor’s Novel Connects Her Two Worlds of Africa and the South
Author and NC State Professor of English Elaine Neil Orr explores the civil rights movement in Winston-Salem, NC, in her new novel, “Swimming Between Worlds."
Orchestra Event Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream
"The Dream is Alive," a concert celebrating Martin Luther King, includes a talk with English prof. Jason Miller, an expert on King's 1962 speech in Rocky Mount that inspired MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the concert's world-premiere composition.
English Prof. Shows Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK
NC State Professor of English Jason Miller offers a new analysis of poet Langston Hughes' influence on some of Martin Luther King's most powerful speeches.
When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh
In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.