Carnegie Mellon University

Jimmy Lizama

Jimmy Lizama

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Rhetoric


My research interests include race, rhetoric, and migration; security discourses; and racial rhetorical criticism. Most recently I have focused on how the Trump administration's framing of the gang MS-13 supports nativist ideology and politics. Broadly, then, my latest research centers the ways in which race is created, mobilized, and used as a rhetorical resource by conservatives in the American public sphere.


B.A. in English Language and Literature with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park


Race, Migration, Security, Racial Rhetorical Criticism