Heather Suzanne Woods is a scholar and teacher of digital rhetoric.
She has been researching the relationship between technology and culture for nearly a decade. Heather’s research projects focus on rhetorics of futurity and innovation. Her most recent project analyzes the ways memes circulate to create public culture.
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Consulting and Commentary
Heather is available for consulting, trainings, and media commentary
Praise for Make America Meme Again
Make America Meme Again serves as a necessary investigation of memetic discourse and the rhetorics of the Alt-right….Heather Suzanne Woods and Leslie A. Hahner offer a foundational introduction that will remain indispensable for years to come.”
Kelly Williams Nagel
Quarterly Journal of Speech
[T]he brilliance of this book also offers a reckoning with the impressive rhetorical power and viral nature of memes, the continuously shifting format of argumentative appeals, the notable community-building elements of online digital platforms, less traditional yet rapidly emerging forms of rhetorical address, and the ever-evolving nature of persuasive tactics and their role in shaping democracy as we know it.
Mallory L. Marsh
Argumentation & Advocacy
Woods and Hahner are not simply trying to add their savvy contribution to media studies, political science, and political communication; they are challenging these fields to rethink many of the very premises that currently undergird them.
Michael Mario Albrecht
Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association