Justin Eckstein

Associate Professor of Communication

Justin Eckstein

Office Location: Ingram Hall - 131

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

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  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Communication Ethics, University of Denver, 2013
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009
  • B.A., University of Denver, 2007

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Argumentation
  • Sound Studies


  • Cookery: On food and rhetorical production (Editor) (Birmingham: University of Alabama Press 2020) : View Book

Selected Articles

  • Eckstein, J. "The (Parkland) kids are alright." Communication and the Public Vol. 5, 2020: 26-34.
  • Eckstein, J. "Sensing school shootings." Critical Studies in Media Communication Vol. 37, 2020: 161-173.
  • Eckstein, J. & Young, A. "WastED rhetoric." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies Vol. 15, 2018: 274-91.
  • Eckstein, J. "The acoustics of argumentation and advocacy." Argumentation & Advocacy Vol. 54, 2018: 261-269.
  • Eckstein, J. "Designing soundscapes for argumentation." Philosophy & Rhetoric Vol. 51(3), 2018: 269-292.
  • Eckstein and Partlow Lefevre. "Since Sandy Hook: Strategic Maneuvering in the Gun Control Debate." Western Journal of Communication 2016: 225-242.
  • Young, A., Eckstein, J. & Conley, D.. "Rhetoric and foodways." Critical/Cultural Communication Studies Vol. 12, 2015: 198-199.
  • Eckstein, J. & Young, A. "Cooking, celebrity chefs, and public chef intellectuals." Critical/Cultural Communication Studies Vol. 12, 2015: 205-208.
  • Eckstein, J. "Yellow rain: Radiolab and the acoustics of strategic maneuvering." Journal of Argumentation in Context Vol. 3, 2014: 35-56.


  • New Investigator Award, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division of National Communication Association, 2020
  • Jackson Fellow, 2020-2021
  • Daniel Rohrer Memorial Outstanding Research Award, American Forensics Association, 2017


Dr. Eckstein is an Assistant Professor who teaches classes such as Applied Research, Argumentation & Advocacy, Introduction to Communication, and Gender & Communication. Dr. Eckstein’s research explores argumentation and debate. His work has appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Studies, Contemporary Argumentation & Debate,The Journal of Argumentation in Context, Argumentation & Advocacy, and Relevant Rhetoric.

Ruth Anderson Debate 2014