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Darcy Mullen

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 320
Office Hours:
Tues/Th by appointment


Dr. Darcy Mullen is a 2017 Postdoctoral Marion L. Brittain Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. Earning her PhD from the University at Albany in May 2017 with the dissertation "There’s No Space Like Home: Rhetoric of the Locavore Movement," Mullen’s research has a strong interdisciplinary focus on the Rhetoric of Food, and Social Movement Studies. Her recent, peer-reviewed publications, include articles exploring many uses of “local” as a tool for cartography in the local food movement, the politics of place and tourism in Myanmar, a chapter on pedagogy and disability studies, and articles on the rhetoric of violence in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She has a book forthcoming, The Food and Drink of Atlanta, from Rowman and Littlefield's Big Food Series Biography series. 

  • PhD: University at Albany
  • MA: University of Rochester
  • BA: Syracuse University
Awards and
  • Serve Learn Sustain Sustainable Community Scholar 2018
  • Course Development, and Community Health Grants (SLS 2018-2019)
  • Poetry@Tech Pedagogy Grant, Georgia Tech, Fall 2017/ Spring 2018.
  • Travel Grants, University at Albany, 2017, 2009, and 2008.
  • Selected Highlight by Discover Wordpress: “Object Statement” 2016.
  • Thorns Fellowship: Dissertation Fellowship Award, University at Albany 2016.
  • Online Course Development Training Grant. ITLAL, University At Albany, 2013.
Areas of
  • Aesthetics And Poetics
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Rhetoric Of Food
  • Rhetoric Of Space


Research Fields:
  • Agriculture, Health, and the Environment
  • Communication
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Regional Security Challenges
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Europe
  • North America
  • United States
  • Environment
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics and Technology
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Environmental Performance
  • Food Systems
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Human Capital
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Social Movements


  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II

Selected Publications

Journal Articles