Curriculum Vitae

For Complete CV: Franz 2018


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