Nikki Weickum

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Nikki Weickum is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois with interests in rhetorical theory and criticism, digital media, and theories of citizenship. Her research focuses on how individuals negotiate their public identities around citizenship, and their relation to civic action and participation. She's part of an interdisciplinary graduate and faculty initiative around the topic of systems, both digital and not. She's also interested in the ways that traditional rhetorical theory and criticism can speak to emerging digital practices of civic engagement, but are also challenged by them.

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