David Moscowitz studies cultural politics of identity with particular attention on tropes of gender and the body, (post)assimilation, and Jewish public and popular culture. He is the author of A Culture of Tough Jews: Rhetorical Regeneration and the Politics of Identity (2014) and has published in venues devoted to rhetoric, cultural studies, and gender studies including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Gender Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and Text and Performance Quarterly. The International Communication Association has recognized his work with top paper honors, and he serves on the editorial board for Critical Studies in Media Communication.
His teaching centers on courses in public and visual culture, including argumentation and public speaking, film criticism, gender studies, intercultural communication, and rhetorical theory. At the College of Charleston, he also is Associate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies and a faculty affiliate in Film Studies, Jewish Studies, and African American Studies. He is a grant recipient from The Humanities Council of South Carolina, an NEH partner, and has juried film festival competitions for documentary features and new director features. He earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University and previously taught at Butler University and Wabash College.
2004 - Ph.D., Communication and Culture, Indiana University
M.A., Miami University in Ohio