Alessandra von Burg


Alessandra’s research focuses on rhetorical theory and criticism, public address, and political theory. She addresses rhetorical constructions of citizenship in domestic and international contexts, researching innovative conceptions of citizenship tied to deliberation and participation rather than nationality. Her recent work explores the idea of European Union citizenship as a model of post-national engagement, focusing on the legal debates for the inclusion of third country nationals as resident-citizens, analyzing this and other political debates through Giambattista Vico’s theory of ingenium and other theories connecting politics, rhetoric and imagination. Citizenship is also the subject of her special topics seminar ‘Practices of Citizenship,’ where students organize and host a symposium.

What will you build?

A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?

Whatever you imagine, we can build with you.

  • Digital Humanities Research Designer

    Carrie consults on the development of digitally-inflected scholarly projects. She assists faculty and faculty-student research teams in deciding the best platforms for showcasing their work and for visualizing their data. Recently Carrie has collaborated with faculty to design digital exhibits of rare materials using Omeka and has assisted with integrating technology into class projects.

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian

    Molly consults on copyright and author rights management issues for scholarly projects and products. She assists faculty in understanding their intellectual property rights as content creators, and in assessing rights and permissions when projects incorporate others’ copyrighted works.