Tyler Rife

Tyler Rife

Tyler S. Rife is an interdisciplinary scholar of critical rhetoric, critical/cultural and environmental communication, and performance studies. Much of his current research contextualizes cultural production and material politics in light of the Anthropocene, our present geologic epoch defined by human domination over earth systems. 


Rife, Tyler S. (2024). Depression (re)cycling: Geotraumatic performance & other cosmic plot holes. Text & Performance Quarterly, forthcoming.

LeMaster, Loretta & Tyler S. Rife. (2024). The queer political potentiality of collaborative storytelling. Perspectives on Communication, forthcoming.

Rife, Tyler S. (2023). “I’m real when I shop my face”: Glitch virality & SOPHIE’s cyborg dream. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 40(2-3).

LeMaster, Lore/tta, Meggie Mapes, B. Liahnna Stanley, Angela Labador, Ana Isabel Terminel Iberri, Megan Stephenson, and Tyler S. Rife. (2022). "Against the grain." Communication Education, 71(3).

Rife, Tyler S. (2021). “Melting Mutating Territory.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies18(3)

Mark, Lauren, Tyler S. Rife, Jennifer Linde, Rob Razzante. (2021). “Storycircling the Virtual: Creating Space in a Pandemic with StoryScope.” Storytelling, Self, Society17(2).

Labador, Angela, Lore/tta LeMaster, Tyler S. Rife, Liahnna Stanley, Megan Stephenson, & Ana IsabelTerminel Iberri (ordered alphabetically; published under the moniker The Cacophiliacs). (2021). “(De)composing Ecological Futurities: Insurgent Worldmaking at the End of a World.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking8(1).

Rife, Tyler S. (2020). “Scaling the Necropolitical Anthropocene.” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 9(4).

Rife, Tyler S. & Wheeler, Ashley N. (2020). “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years”: Doppelganging Nostalgia and Twin Peaks: The Return.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 37(5).

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