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Christa Olson

Christa Olson

Expert on rhetoric, visual politics, and Latin America's rhetorical history

Assistant professor, English; faculty affiliate, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies & Visual Cultures center College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-3822 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • The role of the visual (photography, fine arts, performance, etc.) in social movements
  • Representations of indigenous or first nations peoples, especially in Latin America
  • National identity and nationalism in the Americas


  • Author of several articles on rhetoric and visual culture in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Quarterly Journal of Speech, and College Composition and Communication.