My work is situated at the intersection of rhetorical theory and continental philosophy. I hold the Kenneth Burke Chair of Rhetoric & Critical Media Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and my research and teaching interests include rhetorical theory, critical theory, digital culture, and continental philosophy.

I am the author of Breaking Up [at] Totality: A Rhetoric of Laughter (Southern Illinois UP, 2000) and Inessential Solidarity: Rhetoric and Foreigner Relations (University of Pittsburgh, 2010), co-author of Women’s Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition (with Michelle Ballif and Roxanne Mountford, Routledge, 2008), co-editor of Fifty Years of Rhetoric Society Quarterly: Selected Readings, 1968-2018 (with Josh Gunn, Routledge, 2018), and editor of The ÜberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell (U of Illinois P, 2008) and Reading Ronell (U of Illinois P, 2009). I co-edited, with Michelle Ballif, a special issue of Philosophy and Rhetoric (2014), entitled “Extrahuman Rhetorical Relations: Addressing the Animal, the Object, the Dead, and the Divine.”

Contact me:

  • ddd-at-utexas.edu
  • ddd-at-d3davis.com
  • 512.471.8735