Righting America

A forum for scholarly conversation about Christianity, culture, and politics in the US

Emma Frances Bloomfield

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Bloomfield (Ph.D., University of Southern California) researches the rhetoric of science, scientific controversies, and public argumentation, particularly around issues of climate change, human origins, and the body. She teaches classes on rhetoric and persuasion and is interested in all aspects of argumentation and pedagogy. Her recent research examines contemporary challenges to science education, strategies for climate communicators, and the influence of competing discourses in environmental rhetoric.

Featured Publications

Bloomfield, E. F. (2018). Thanaviewing, the Aokigahara Forest, and orientalism: Rhetorical separations between the self and the other in The Forest. In K. Daniels (Ed.), Virtual Dark Tourism: Ghost Roads. Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bloomfield, E. F. (2018). Arguments of a new virtual religion: How Athenism “clicks” new members and reimagines the mind-body dualism. In Carol K. Winkler (Ed.) Networked Argument. New York, NY: Routledge.

Bloomfield, E. F. (2017). Ark Encounter as material apocalyptic rhetoric: Contemporary creationist strategies on board Noah’s ark. Southern Communication Journal, 82(5), 263-277. DOI: 10.1080/1041794X.2017.1360384