This group, established in 2010, fosters critical research and encourages debates around rhetoric, speech and communication in politics, drawing upon a range of disciplinary approaches and professions. We regularly host panels at the annual PSA conference and collaborate with similar organisations, such as the Rhetoric Society of Europe. Membership is free.

Keep up with the Rhetoric, Discourse and Politics Group's via Twitter: @PSArhetoric

You can also join the group's mailing list via this link.


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Sophia Hatzisavvidou

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Bath

Judi Atkins

Role: Secretary & Treasurer
Institution: Aston University

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