Research Interests

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I’m  a fourth-year PhD candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) at Syracuse University.  I have a B.A. in Philosophy (2013) and M.A. in English (2015) from St. Bonaventure University.

My research interests center on questions of authorship, intertextuality, and game studies. This informs my dissertation project, which reframes our rhetorical understanding of games in terms of community engagement and circulation across platforms.

Lately, I have also taken an interest in post-truth rhetoric, fake news, media literacy, algorithmic rhetoric, and the intersection of legacy and social media. Feel free to e-mail me at bekeegan[at] for my CV and any other questions.