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Department of English Language and Literature


Aaron Dicker

Title: Instructor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Humanities Office Building 601
Resources: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Aaron Dicker


ABD in Rhetoric & Politics, Georgia State University
M.A. in Rhetorical Criticism, Ball State University
B.A. in Political Science, DePauw University


Speech 260 (Argumentation & Debate)
Speech 145 (Online Public Communication)
Speech 140 (Public Communication)

Research Projects

My current research agenda focuses on the intersection of argumentation, social movement theory, and Antisemitism. I’m interested in understanding how Antisemitism is performed in society, both by everyday people and by extremist groups.

My previous publications have focused on the identity construction of violent extremist organizations, particularly how these organizations visually represent themselves.


  • Dicker, A., and Wernecke, C. (2021). Apologia, argument, and philosophical pairs in American political discourse. In D. Hample (Ed.). Local theories of argument: Selected works from the 21st NCA/AFA Alta conference on argumentation. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • El Karhili, N., Hendry, J., Kackowski, W., El Damanhoury, K., Dicker, A., and Winkler, C.K. (2021). Islamic/State: Daesh’s visual negotiation of institutional positioning. Journal of Media and Religion, 20(2), 79-104.
  • Winkler, C.K., El Damahoury, K., Dicker, A., Luu, Y, Kaczkowski, W., and El Karhili, N. (2020). Considering the military-media nexus from the perspective of competing groups: The case of ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 13(1), 3-23.
  • Winkler, C., El Damanhoury, K., Dicker, A., & Lemieux, A.F. (2019). Images of death and dying in ISIS media: A comparison of English and Arabic print publications. Media, War, & Conflict, 13(3). 248-262. [First published online in 2018]
  • Winkler, C.K., El Damanhoury, K., Dicker, A., & Lemieux, A.F. (2019). The medium is terrorism: Transformation of the about to die trope in Dabiq. Terrorism and Political Violence, 31(2), 224-243 [First published online in 2016]
  • Dicker, A., (2018). Escaping the “broken middle”: Establishing argumentative presence within association and disassociation. In C. Winkler (Ed.). Networked argument: Selected works from the 20th NCA/AFA Alta conference on argumentation. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • El Damanhoury, K., Winkler, C., Kaczkowski, W., & Dicker, A., (2018). Examining the military-media nexus in ISIS’s provincial photography campaign. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 11(2), 89-108.
  • Dicker, A., & Klinger, G. (2014). A poem without words: Visual argumentation and the photography collections of the Black Panther Party. International Society of the Study of Argumentation Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam: ISSA, 300-308.

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