winkelma [at] usc [dot] edu
Diana is a doctoral candidate of rhetoric and political communication at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her research interests include global controversies in international discourse concerning the environment and human rights, the construction of morality in contemporary political debates and ideology in post-religious society. Diana holds a B.A. from Baylor University with a double major in Political Science and Speech Communication and a M.A. from Baylor University in Communication with an emphasis in rhetorical studies. She has also served as Editorial Assistant for Rhetoric & Public Affairs, an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the history, theory, and criticism of public discourse. Her dissertation explores Haiti's 2010 Earthquake relief movement as a study in natural disaster and media intervention.