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Geghard Arakelian

Geghard Arakelian

Graduate Editing Consultant, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD Student
Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition


ABD. MA, English, Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, California State University, Northridge; BA, Journalism, California State University, Northridge.

I am currently working on my forthcoming dissertation, Casting Aurora In A New Light: Rhetoric, Genocide, And Geopolitics. My research interests are interdisciplinary and include, but are not limited to: Transnational Studies, Feminist Studies, Armenian Studies, and human rights rhetorics. Through my research, I aim to better understand how refugees can be taken up as geopolitical symbols through the discourse ascribed to them by human rights campaigns. 


Degrees: Bachelor's in Journalism (Califonria Sate University, Northridge) Master's in English, Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition (CSUN).  

Academic Interests: examining how Marxist Reflection Theory, and feminist composition theory can be examined in order to better understand how patriarchal discourses and economic modes inform our standards of "good" university-level writing.