S. Marek Muller

Marek Muller


S. Marek Muller
PhD, University of Utah

Phone 561-297-0042

Dr. Muller is a rhetorician interested in human rights, nonhuman animal rights and the humanity/animality dialectic. Specifically, she researches the rhetoric of speciesism (a fallacious presumption of human exceptionalism) as it is used by (1) rhetors looking to exploit nonhuman animals by "animalizing" them; (2) rhetors looking to exploit humans by "dehumanizing" them; and (3) rhetors fighting for social/environmental justice by articulating the intersections of human and nonhuman animal exploitation. Her first book, Impersonating Animals, assessing competing rhetorics of animal law through an ecofeminist lens. Dr. Muller received her PhD in Communication, with a certificate in Women's & Gender Studies, from the University of Utah in 2018. She has also taught at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and the Institute for Engineering & Technology in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Recent Publications:

Muller, S.M. (2020). Impersonating animals: Rhetoric, ecofeminism, and animal rights law. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Hasian, M. A. & Muller, S. M. (2019). Decolonizing conservationist hero narratives: A critical genealogy of William T. Hornaday and colonial conservation rhetorics. Atlantic Journal of Communication.

Muller, S. M. (2018). Zombification, social death, and the slaughterhouse: US industrial  practices of livestock slaughter. American Studies.


SPC 3235 - Contemporary Rhetoric

SPC 4232 - Special Topics in Rhetoric (Environmental Rhetoric)

SPC 4273 - Rhetorical Analysis of Democracy


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