About Samuel McCormick
At SF State Since:
Samuel McCormick is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University and was recently appointed Marie-Curie research fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. He studies communication and social theory, especially as these topics intersect with broader issues in intellectual and cultural history. His first book, Letters to Power: Public Advocacy Without Public Intellectuals, won the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression, the James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address, and the Everett Lee Hunt Award. His second book, The Chattering Mind: A Conceptual History of Everyday Talk, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. Professor McCormick is currently at work on two new book projects: one on animal philosophy and another on Lacanian psychoanalysis. With Dilip Gaonkar, he also co-edits a book series on "Rhetoric & Public Culture: History, Theory, Critique" at the University of California Press.