Anthony Arrigo

Associate Professor




Liberal Arts 301


University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPhD
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMA

Research interests

  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Multimodal Literacy and Teaching With Technology
  • Technical Communication

Dr. Anthony F. Arrigo received his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He conducts interdisciplinary research that contributes to scholarship in rhetoric and communications studies, cultural studies, and environmental studies. Dr. Arrigo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in visual rhetoric and visual communication, document design, rhetorical theory & criticism, and American popular culture, among others. He is the co-founder and coordinator of the English department's arts and culture magazine, Dart, and is the recipient of the 2012 Provost's Best Practices award for innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Dr. Arrigo is the author of Imaging Hoover Dam: The Making of a Cultural Icon (University of Nevada Press, 2014), and is the Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers. He is currently working on several new projects involving visual communication in State of the Union addresses, and visual representations of women in politics.

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