Carnegie Mellon University

Cody Januszko

Cody Januszko

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Rhetoric


I'm interested in environmental rhetorics, rhetorics of health and medicine, and rhetorics of the body. My dissertation focuses on the discourse of everyday people living in polluted environments. Using qualitative research methods, I interviewed a variety of people in the Pittsburgh region about their experiences with air and water pollution. Beyond the field of rhetoric, I hope that my work may contribute to conversations in medical humanities, public health, environmental communication, and environmental justice.


  • Cert. in Irish Studies, University College Cork 2016
  • BA in English, Juniata College 2017
  • MA in Professional Writing, Carnegie Mellon University 2019


Rhetoric of the Body, Rhetorics of Health and Medicine, Environmental Rhetorics, Affect Studies, Embodiment


"The Biopolitics of Public Health Trust"