Brian Heslop, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communications
My research in political and religious controversy is driven by my interest in diverse perspectives and arguments. As a rhetorician, I'm fascinated by how argument works and how it shapes the world we live in. I see controversy more than mere strife, but as an opportunity to learn.
Heslop, Brian, and Patrick Loebs, “Political Propheteering: The Role of Purity in the 2012 Presidential Nomination Address.” In Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign, ed. Robert Denton. Landham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.
Heslop, Brian and Antonio de Velasco, “Faith-Based Social Change and Social Media.” In Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, ed. Kerric Harvey. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2014.