Andrea Greenbaum, PhD

Professional Writing
Professor of English


  • BA California State University, Chico
  • MA University of South Florida
  • PhD University of South Florida

Areas of Interest

Rhetoric and Composition, Gender Studies, Jewish Rhetoric and History, Professional Writing, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Humor Studies, Visual Rhetoric, and Peace Studies.


Andrea Greenbaum is a Professor of English, and for ten years she was the Director of the Professional Writing Specialization at Barry University. She has served on the editorial board of College Composition and Communication, Florida English, and Barry Magazine. She is the author of The Tropes of War: Visual Hyperbole and Spectacular Culture (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015), Judaic Perspectives in Rhetoric and Composition (Hampton Press, 2008), Jews of South Florida (University Press of New England, 2005), The Emancipatory Movements: The Rhetoric of Possibility (State University of New York Press, 2002), and Insurrections: Approaches to Resistance in Composition Studies (State University of New York Press, 2001). Her articles and reviews have appeared in Dark Matter, Humor: The International Journal of Humor, American Studies, Composition Studies, Writing on the Edge, JAC, The Journal of Men's Studies, Composition Forum, Studies in American Jewish Fiction, Teaching English in the Two-Year-College, Hypatia, Femspec, Film and History, American Jewish History, and the Journal of the Assembly of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Burnt Bridge, and Sunscripts. She recently received a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to teach graphic novel writing to Arab, Jewish, and Christian teenagers at Beit HaGefen. In 2015, she was a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow for the Miami Screenwriting Intensive. Her book, The Tropes of War: Visual Hyperbole and Spectacular Culture was selected for the 2015 Miami Book Fair, and she recently co-edited a Special Issue of the international journal, Studies in Comics.

Select Links to Academic Articles & Fiction

The Dwarf
The Dwarf
Burnt Bridges


Judaic Perspective
Jews of South Florida

Emancipatory Movements Composition Rhetoric Possibility
Insurrections Approaches Resistance Composition Studies

Insurrections Approaches Resistance Composition Studies