I’m a law school graduate, communication Ph.D. student at Georgia State University, and debate coach. This website will contain information about the law, rhetoric and communication studies, and of course debate. I hope to eventually include other bloggers in this project.
Because every good bio is written in the third person: More specifically, Nick J. Sciullo received his B.A. from the University of Richmond (majors: history and urban practice and policy, minor: rhetoric and communication studies), M.S. from Troy University (international relations, concentration: national security affairs), and J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law. He is in his second year of the Ph.D. program at Georgia State University in the Department of Communication (Public Communication – Rhetoric and Politics track).
My interests include law (specifically critical race theory, social justice, national security law, and critical interpretations of the law) and rhetorical studies (specifically the rhetoric of law and the rhetoric of race). I am strongly influenced by French continental philosophy (Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Lacan) and critiques of capital (Marx, Pashukanis, Mariategui, Zizek). I’ve recently taken an interest in weak ontology (Gianni Vattimo and Stephen White).