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Ochieng, Omedi

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Omedi Ochieng specializes in Africana philosophy & rhetoric, rhetorical theory & criticism, and comparative intellectual history. He is the author of two books: Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy (Routledge: 2017) and The Intellectual Imagination: Knowledge and Aesthetics in North Atlantic and African Philosophy (University of Notre Dame Press: 2018). His most recent thinking, research, and teaching limns the contours and textures of radical imaginations across ecology, politics, ethics, and aesthetics.


  • Africana Rhetoric and Philosophy, Black Ecology, Critical Theory, Africana Aesthetics


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courses taught

  • COMM 3000 - Issues in Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Explores select issues in communication. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different issues. Recommended prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600.
  • COMM 3300 - Rhetorical Foundations of Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Reviews the classical tradition of rhetoric and its relevance to current events and public issues. Students learn how rhetorical perspectives help us create new ways of thinking, speaking, and acting through practicing creative message design.
  • COMM 4300 - Senior Seminar: Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Requires students to synthesize and demonstrate what they've learned in the major. Please refer to the specific description listed for the current semester. Each seminar will vary greatly in format and content.
  • COMM 5310 - Contemporary Rhetorical Criticism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Advanced critical analysis of rhetorical texts in terms of how they shape issues and appeals for judgment, create identities for speakers and their audiences, and construct perceptions of time, space, and the human condition.


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