Ph.D. Candidate


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • M.A., University of Colorado Denver
    • B.A., Manchester University, England
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Originally from Manchester, England, Andrew Gilmore is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University.
Andrew explores questions about the nature and functions of rhetorical challenges to structures of dominance. The overarching question that guides his research concerns how rhetors challenge and disrupt hegemonic structures and practices in order to generate change. Andrew's work on the rhetorical mechanisms involved in Hong Kong’s simultaneous decolonization from Great Britain and recolonization by China is one way in which he addresses this question.

In his doctoral dissertation and previous publications, Andrew has explored how Hong Kong protesters challenge the Communist Party of China’s hegemonic influence using strategies that reflect varying protest ideologies—strategies that are enacted through mechanisms such as the creative performance of national identity and the use of transportation infrastructure, the urban environment, gender constructions, and mundane items and rituals. He also explores how the different ideologies that undergird protest strategies produce particular outcomes for rhetors.


Journal Articles

Gilmore, Andrew. “Hong Kong’s Vehicles of Democracy: The Vernacular Monumentality of Buses During the Umbrella Revolution.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 13, no. 3 (2020): 328-46. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2019.1646789.

Book Chapters

Gilmore, Andrew. “Public Transportation as Identity Performance and Resistance in Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests.” In Resistance in the Era of Nationalism: (Per)Forming Identities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, edited by Hsin-I Cheng and Hsin-I Syndey Yueh. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, forthcoming.

Keränen, Lisa B. and Andrew Gilmore. “‘A Process of Discovery’: Finding Your Groove as a Writer.” In By Degrees: Resilience, Relationships, and Success in Communication Graduate Studies, edited by Betsy W. Bach, Dawn O. Braithwaite, and Shiv Ganesh, San Diego, CA: Cognella, forthcoming.

Gilmore, Andrew. “Urban Planning as Protest and Public Engagement: Reimagining Mong Kok as an Ecocity.” In Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures, edited by Jingfang Liu and Phaedra C. Pezzullo. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2020.

Gilmore, Andrew. “Convergence and Governmentality in the Umbrella Revolution: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Mainlandization of Hong Kong.” In Communication and Convergence in the New China: Platforms, Politics, and Participation, edited by Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2020.

Foss, Sonja. K., Cindy L. Griffin, and Andrew Gilmore. “Compendium of Publications Related to Invitational Rhetoric.” In Inviting Understanding: A Portrait of Invitational Rhetoric, edited by Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.

Gilmore, Andrew. Nine sample essays used to provide models for students of different methods of rhetorical criticism: Foss, Sonja K. Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice, 5th ed., Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2017.

  • “Romancing the Chinese Identity: Rhetorical Strategies Used to Facilitate Identification in the Handover of Hong Kong,” 476-86.
  • “Circumvention of Power to Maintain Control: A Pentadic Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong,” 407-10.
  • “To Ensure a Smooth and Successful Transition: A Narrative Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong,” 361-65.
  • “Reframing an Unwanted Transition: A Metaphoric Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong,” 314-17.
  • “Legitimization of an Unwanted Transition: Jiang Zemin’s Ideology to Legitimize the Handover of Hong Kong,” 280-84.
  • “The Transference of Power: A Generic Description of Handover Rhetoric,” pp. 207-16.
  • “Reassurance Through Normalization: A Fantasy-Theme Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong,” 135-39.
  • “A Rhetoric of Reassurance: A Cluster Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong,” 99-103.
  • “Laying the Foundations of Power: A Neo-Aristotelian Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong,” 50-58.

Public Scholarship

Gilmore, A. (2019). Strangers: Using the Small Screen to Expose Mainlandization. Flow Journal.