Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Scott Graham Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Mon, August 20, 2018
Scott Graham Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Scott Graham

Congratulations to incoming Assistant Professor Scott Graham on his award with the National Endowment for the Humanities! Professor Graham was one of 218 humanities projects chosen for a prestigious and competitive grant from the NEH, and just one of 15 digital humanities advancement grants given. His project, Transparency to Visibility (T2V): Network Visualization in Humanities Research is a working "development of a set of tools to automatically extract and visualize relationships in large textual corpora." 

The grant totals $80,649 out of the $43.1 million given by the NEH and "will support vital research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities." More about the grants and projects that were chosen can be read on the official NEH press release.

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing is thrilled to have Professor Graham join our faculty this coming year!

Scott is formerly an Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Director of the Public Engagement and Science Communication (PESC) Laboratory. His work leverages emerging digital research methods to support public engagement with rhetorical scholarship on science and health policy. 

Scott's most recent book, The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry, offers a detailed exploration of the medical rhetoric surrounding pain medicine: he chronicles the work of interdisciplinary pain management specialists to found a new science of pain and a new approach to pain medicine grounded in a more comprehensive biospychosocial model. His analysis demonstrates how these materials ultimately shape the healthcare community’s understanding of what pain medicine is, how the medicine should be practiced and regulated, and how practitioner-patient relationships are best managed.

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