- Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
- PhD, Indiana University, 2016
- MA, University of Arkansas, 2008
- BA, University of Arkansas, 2006
Cortney Smith is a cultural critic who examines issues of hegemony and marginalized discourse in public address, social movements, and popular culture. Her courses are devoted to understanding the role of public speaking in cultivating citizenship.
Currently, she is working on a project that interrogates the possibility of Native American art (films, novels, even graphic T-shirts) to not only critique deeply held myths about Native cultures and identities, but also to complicate those myths’ existing narratives by presenting alternative perspectives.
She is a fan of PBS and especially enjoys watching the Great British Bake Off.
Cortney Smith Co-Authors EssayJanuary 21, 2020
Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Cortney Smith's co-authored essay, "What to do when you’re raped’: Indigenous women critiquing and coping through a rhetoric of survivance," was published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, the flagship journal for rhetoric and communication.
Cortney Smith PublishesJuly 31, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Cortney Smith's article "Ironic Confrontation as a Mode of Resistance: The Homeland Security T-Shirt at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests" was published in American Indian Quarterly.