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Brandon Inabinet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Chair, Task Force on Slavery and Justice
Furman University
 

Dr. Brandon Inabinet is focused on intergenerational rhetorics and ensuring space for uncommon voices. A leader in his field, Professor Inabinet has published on ancient ethics and rhetorical theory as well as their application in modern contexts. He is specifically interested in the current moment in regional rhetoric, and the way that the U.S. South's project of racial reckoning reflects and leverages a global movement. 

Professor Inabinet is a frequent host to campus debate, discussions, and dialogue. After reforming the Cultural Life Program in his first years at Furman to ensure the academic integrity of the program, he led the American Association of University Professors in South Carolina toward restarting and doubling in membership as its President. The license holder for TEDxFurmanU and the founder of Innovation Hour, he encourages design thinking and innovation to challenge the status quo. 

The tragic shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME Church re-galvanized his interests in repairing historical harms, and this led him to chair the Task Force on Slavery & Justice, whose Seeking Abraham Report in July 2018 was approved by Furman's Board of Trustees. Continuing his national advocacy through Universities Studying Slavery, Inabinet hopes to hold institutions accountable for their histories through continued research, public memory projects, and advocacy. Student research and design projects and study aways associated with these themes are a central part of his ongoing work at Furman.