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Diana Eidson

Diana Eidson Assistant Professor
9092 Haley Center
(334) 844-9092
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Office Hours

  • Monday 2:00-4:00 pm & by appointment
  • Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm & by appointment


Helen Diana Eidson received her doctorate in English from Georgia State University with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. As an Assistant Professor of English at Auburn, she teaches courses in primary research, public writing, composition pedagogy, rhetorical theory, and cultural rhetorics. Diana’s research interests include working-class rhetorics, social movement studies, and community literacy. Currently, she is writing a rhetorical biography of Stetson Kennedy (1916–2011), a journalist, investigative historian, spy, and activist who fought for civil rights and workers’ rights over a career spanning nearly eight decades. 

Representative Publications

  • Co-Editor with Lynée Gaillet, Landmark Essays on Archival Research, series editor James J. Murphy (forthcoming in 2015).
  • “The Celsus Library at Ephesus: Literacy and Hegemony in the Eastern Roman Empire.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 16:189–217, 2013

Last Updated: September 04, 2019