Divine Narkotey Aboagye
Divine Narkotey Aboagye is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Rhetoric & Political Culture area in the Department of Communication. Divine completed his M.S. in Communication from Illinois State University and his B.A. in Communication (minor in Philosophy) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Divine’s research explores the intersections of presidential rhetoric, U.S. foreign policy, international law, war and chemical weapons, controversy and social movements, race & politics, the rhetoric of science, and the rhetoric of development and underdevelopment. Divine’s work engages rhetorical theory, cultural studies, and critical theory (continental philosophy, Marxism & Neo-Marxism). His master’s thesis examined U.S. rhetorical opposition to international treaties and negotiation of its hegemonic authority in the world, with a focus on the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court. Divine also received Top Paper Awards from the Central States Communication Association.