Katie P. Bruner

technology, media, rhetoric


Writing about media and technology from the perspective of rhetorical history.


Collaborating with students to cultivate discernment, curiosity, and a precision of language.


Academic and creative work geared toward public goods.


My name is Katie, and I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. You can learn a little more about my background here.

This site will introduce you to my academic work, including news regarding works in progress and proposed courses and projects. You can view my full CV here.

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Cover image credit: Jasmine Wallpaper by William Morris (1872). Wikimedia; Credit Commons.

“The issues that divide or unite people in society are settled not only in the institutions and practices of politics proper, but also, and less obviously, in tangible arrangements of steel and concrete, wires and transistors, nuts and bolts.”

Langdon Winner, “Do Artifacts Have Politics?”