Dana Cloud is an independent scholar lecturing part time at California State University, Long Beach. Frequently published in communication journalis, she was formerly appointed as full professor and graduate director at Syracuse University (2015-19) and the University of Texas, Austin (1993-2015).
She researches, teaches, and writes in the areas of popular and political culture (ideologies of class, race, gender, sex, ability &so), social movements, Marxist theory, feminist theory, rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism.
Her recent publication Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture (Ohio State UP, 2018) put forwards a “rhetorical realism” as a concept useful to understanding the negotiation of truth in political culture.