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A.J. Caschetta

Senior Lecturer
Office: 
1324 Gosnell Annex
Phone: 
(585) 475-5405
Degree: 
BA, Nazareth College of Rochester
MA, University of Missouri
M. Phil., New York University
Ph.D., New York University

At New York University I studied the effects of the French Revolution and Reign of Terror on British society. After 9/11, I began focusing on the rhetoric of radical Islamists and on Western academic narratives explaining Islamist terrorism. In 2014 I was named a fellow of the Middle East Forum, and in 2015 I was named a Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum. I teach literature classes in the English Department and a class cross-listed with the Political Science Department titled "The Rhetoric of Terrorism". 

"Does Islam Have a Role in Suicide Terrorism?" Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2015: http://www.meforum.org/5320/islam-suicide-bombings

"The Hollow Cry of McCarthyism" Inside Higher Ed, July 2, 2105: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/07/02/essay-responds-charge-mccarthyism-about-treatment-lecture

"Let's Unfriend ISIS" Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, February 25, 2015: http://www.meforum.org/5050/let-unfriend-isis

"Are Muslims the New Jews?" Jihad Watch, May 8, 2015: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/05/are-muslims-the-new-jews

"Leave Holocaust Out of Climate Debate" Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, May 20, 2014: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2014/05/20/web-essay-leave-holocaust-climate-debate/2250830/

"The Taliban's Enablers" Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2013: http://www.meforum.org/3674/taliban-enablers

"Writing the bin Laden Story" Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2013: http://www.meforum.org/3595/bin-laden-story

Book Reviews and other articles are listed at: http://www.meforum.org/author/A.J.+Caschetta

Job Posting: Language Science

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in January 2018, with specialization in computational linguistics. Possible areas include:

  • Deep learning for natural language understanding
  • Speech and speech technology
  • Multimodal and linguistic sensors
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Linguistic narrative analytics

Please visit https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25483&siteid=5291&AReq=3499BR for a full position description.

Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2017.

Related Lecture and Reading Series

Magic Speaker Series - http://magic.rit.edu/main/index.html