PhD in Rhetoric and Cultural Studies May 2019
Department of Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Dissertation: “We Have Never Been Liberal: Legal Rhetoric and the Politics of Citizenship after Reconstruction”
- Committee: Christian O. Lundberg (Chair), Kumarini Silva, Eric King Watts, Brandon Bayne, Timothy Barouch
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Franz, M. “Legal Rhetoric and the Ambiguous Shape of the King’s Two Bodies in Calvin’s Case (1608).” Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol. 20, no. 3, 2017, pp. 262-284.
Franz, M. “Will to Love, Will to Fear: The Emotional Politics of Illegality and Citizenship in the Campaign against Birthright Citizenship in the U.S.” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture, vol. 21, no. 2, 2015, pp. 184-198.
Invited Chapters in Edited Volumes
Franz, M. “The South Shall Rise Again: Setting the Lost Cause Myth in Future Tense in Dylann Roof’s Manifesto.” Was Blind but Now I see: Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings, edited by Sean O’Rourke & Melody Lehn, Lexington Press, in press Fall 2018.
Franz, M. “The Digital Migration of Anti-Immigration Rhetoric: Anxiety, Addressivity, and Networked Public Culture.” Debates for the Digital Age: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Our Online World, edited by Danielle Sarver Coombs and Simon Collister, Praeger. 2015.
Manuscripts under Contract
Silva, Kumarini, & Margaret Franz, editors. Migration, Identity, and Belonging: Defining Borders and Boundaries of the Homeland. Routledge, in press, Fall 2019
UNC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018-19
The Ethel Woodruff Draper Research Fellowship 2012-13
Lucia Morgan Scholarship 2017
Special Initiative Award 2016
International Communication Association Top Paper Award 2015
Special Initiative Award 2015
Outstanding Graduate Student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2013