Michael Souders 150x200Ph.D, Communication Studies, University of Kansas, 2011

Office: CMU 221
E-Mail: souders@uw.edu

Michael Souders is Lecturer in Communication and the Director of the University of Washington Debate Union. His past scholarship has focused on emergent religious rhetoric as both evidence of and a driving force in changing social conditions and value structures. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, he was a part of the coaching staff of the team that won the intercollegiate National Debate Tournament (NDT) and has coached some of the best collegiate debate competitors in the nation. He teaches the areas of argumentation and rhetoric. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Debate Coalition.

Selected Publications

Michael C. Souders, “God’s (Profitable) Liberation: The Prophetic Imagination and the ‘Freedom’ of the Prosperity Gospel.” Proceedings of the Religious Communication Association, ed. Mark Williams, 2012.

Michael C. Souders,  Invention and the Space of Complete Surprise: Deconstruction and Khôra in Argument. In Virtues of Argumentation: Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Ontario Society of the Study of Argument, 2013.

Michael Souders, “Religious Rhetoric.” In Oxford Bibliographes in Communication. Ed. Patricia Moy. New York: Oxford University Press: 2013, online.

Michael Souders, “Truthing it in love’”: Henry Ward Beecher’s Homiletic Theories of Truth,

Beauty, Love, and the Christian Faith.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 42.2 (2011): 1-24.

Michael C. Souders “Preaching the Restored Gospel: John Nicholson’s Homiletic Theories for Young Mormons.” Rhetorica 27.4 (2009): 420-445.