Chris Ingraham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
“Chris Ingraham is a lively and engaging writer. While crafting beautiful prose he exhibits remarkable patience with trivial—often ephemeral—objects. Thus, he gives us ample opportunity to appreciate their public relevance and the role they play in helping to constitute public life in the internet age. And all of this he draws under the aegis of ‘gestures of concern’—a gem of a concept that makes a significant contribution to rhetoric, political theory, and public sphere theory.”
— Ted Striphas, author of The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control
“Laying out precisely why gestures of concern are significant and reminding us that there are never any empty gestures, Chris Ingraham offers a timely response to a certain reductive political discourse that sees meaning only in terms of representation. This book is a real pleasure to read.”
— Jenny Rice, author of Distant Publics: Development Rhetoric and the Subject of Crisis