Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Liberal Arts


Rhetoric & Comm Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Mari Lee Mifsud

Second Advisor

Dr. Archana J. Bhatt

Third Advisor

Adrienne Azhderian-Kelly


This project is a tropological and visual exploration of the rhetorics of Christian missionary culture written in an auto-ethnographic mode. The texts explored include a sample of recruitment brochures produced by mission's organizations, recorded accounts of those who were affected by missions, either as a missionary or as a member of the respondent culture, and journals and photographic images from my own short term missionary work. This exploration is driven by my curiosity about the power dynamics of Christian missionary work: Is the work of a Christian missionary culture a type of cultural imposition and domination? Can Christian missionary work be seen as a cross­cultural encounter, in which both cultures are transformed?

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