I’m T Passwater, I’m a fourth year PhD candidate in Syracuse University’s Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. My current research centers concerns for queer and trans rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, rhetorical historiography, rhetorical theory, and classical reception studies. I’ve been interested in pursuing questions around how our relationships to particular understandings of the past condition the available means of the present, and what relationships between researcher and historical subjects are available to us.