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Ronisha Browdy

Asst Professor

Department of English

Tompkins Hall 276


Ronisha Browdy (Ron-ee-sha Bra-dee) joined the English faculty at North Carolina State University in 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University.  Her research focuses on Black women’s rhetorical and literacy practices, particularly how Black women use language and other communicative methods to name, define, and give meaning to their identities. Her research includes engaging Black women’s practices of self-definition within everyday contexts and private settings, as well as more public acts of self-determination employed by Black women within popular culture. Her work has been published in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning and Women & Language.

Research Publications

Browdy, R. (2018). ‘More than just a plot of land’: Intersecting identities and rhetorical impact of Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden. Women & Language40(1), 51-66. 

Browdy, R. (2018). Strong, black, and woman: Examining self-definition and self-valuation as black women’s everyday rhetorical practices. Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, (Special Winter Issue 2017–18), 7-36.


B.A. English University of Florida 2011

M.A. English (Rhet/Comp) University of South Florida 2013

Ph.D. Rhetoric and Writing Michigan State University 2017