Emily Brennan-Moran

Emily Brennan-Moran

Emily Brennan-Moran

Assistant Professor

performance studies, critical theory, rhetorical theory and criticism, memory studies

Dr. Emily Brennan-Moran is an Assistant Professor of Communication at George Mason University. She joined the department in the fall of 2020. Dr. Brennan-Moran holds a PhD in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Central Florida, and a BA in Religion from Emory University. 

Dr. Brennan-Moran's research focuses on the ethics and politics of commemoration. She is interested in forms of remembering that exceed monumentality and traditional archival practices. Her current work explores the place of the proper name in memorializing the dead. 

Selected Publications

Brennan-Moran, Emily. "Ghosted (I went looking for a haunting)." Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 3, 2019, pp. 268-284.

Brennan-Moran, Emily. "An Offering: Meditations with Walter Benjamin." Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, 2019.