Bryan McCann

University Louisiana State University
Department Communication studies

Research details

Bryan J. McCann is a cultural critic whose research and teaching interests include black studies, crime and public culture, critical affect studies, critical prison studies, critical university studies, cultural studies, hip-hop studies, masculinity studies, performativity, rhetorical studies, social movements, and whiteness studies. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in argumentation and debate, social movements, crime and public culture, intersectionality, the politics of citizenship, rhetorical criticism, and social theory. He also serves as affiliate faculty in African and African American Studies, as well as Women's and Gender Studies. He is the author of The Mark of Criminality: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era (University of Alabama Press, 2017), as well as numerous scholarly essays that have appeared in journals such as Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies; Communication, Culture, and Critique; Critical Studies in Media Communication; Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly.