Jason Hannan

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Jason Hannan
Associate Professor

Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications

  • Animal Welfare
  • Ethics
  • Journalism / Media Studies
  • Rhetoric and Communication
Areas of Expertise:
  • Animal Rights and Welfare
  • Bioethics and Medical Humanities
  • Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
  • Media and Democracy
  • News Media
  • Social Justice
  • Social Media
  • Pluralism and Democracy
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
Dr. Jason Hannan is Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at The University of Winnipeg. Prior to joining UWinnipeg in 2013, he was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University.

Hannan is the editor of Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication (Peter Lang, 2012) and Truth in the Public Sphere (Lexington, 2016). His articles have appeared in Communication Theory, Contemporary Pragmatism, Review of Communication, Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, RASK: International Journal for Language and Communication, and Intellectual History Review.

His research interests include rhetoric and political theory, the philosophy of communication, animal rights, posthumanism, and bioethics and medical humanities. His courses include the Rhetoric of Medicine, Rhetoric in a Pluralistic Society, the Rhetoric of Animality, Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetorical Theory, and Communication Theory.

Hannan is a member of the Farm Animal Compassion Committee of the Winnipeg Humane Society and Co-Chair of Winnipeg VegFest.

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