Kari Storla is the President of the Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Association (ACGSA)
Year: Fourth; All But Dissertation
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia State University
Research Area: rhetoric, gender, trauma studies
Dissertation Topic: Examining the role that the social construction of gender plays in discourses of sexual assault and sexual assault prevention over time.
Publications and conference presentations while at USC Annenberg:
- Storla, K. (2014, November). Cure for rape culture: Homeopathy, allopathy, and the construction of rape seen through a Burkean perspective. Paper presented at National Communication Association Conference in Chicago, IL. [Top Student Papers Award]
- Storla, K. (2015, August). Recovering rape: Sexual assault in women’s public address in the United States from 1848-1915. Paper presented at NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation in Alta, UT.
- Storla, K. (2015, September). Superheroes, super trauma: Is trauma in superhero comics a human or superhuman experience? Paper presented at Comics & Popular Arts Conference in Atlanta, GA.
- Bloomfield, E.F. & Storla, K. (2015). Evolutionary arguments in the birth control debate: Casuistic shifting in conservative rhetoric. Published in the proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation 8th International Conference on Argumentation, pp. 136-146.
Student Research Groups/Extracurricular Involvement:
- President, Annenberg Communication Graduate Student Association
- Teaching Assistant Fellow, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching
- VOICE (Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment) Representative
- Member of Civic Paths research group
Favorite thing about USC Annenberg: The teaching opportunities--I love working with students to make theories applicable for them. I'm also a big fan of all the great food here in LA!