Research & Publications

1. Journal Articles

Strait, L. P. & Wallace, B. (2008). Academic debate as a decision-making game: Inculcating the virtue of practical wisdom. Contemporary Argumentation & Debate, 29, 1-36.

2. Book Chapters

Strait, L. P., & Goodnight, G. T. (2014). Antidepressants and iatrogenic suicidality: Disturbing arguments in the politics of the supplement, in C. Palczewski (ed.), Disturbing argument: Selected works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta conference on argumentation, pp. 395-400. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Strait, L. P. (2011). Rational argumentation and social change in the Frankfurt School tradition, in R. C. Rowland (ed.), Reasoned argument and social change, pp. 190-197. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Strait, L. P. & Wallace, B. (2007). The scope of negative fiat and the logic of decision-making, in R. K. Smith, S. Bauschard, & J. P. Lacy (eds.), Policy cures? Health assistance to Africa, pp. 1-7. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest.

Strait, L. P. (2002). Thomas Aquinas, in S. Babb (ed.), Philosopher’s guide, pp. 4-8. Los Angeles, CA: Victory Briefs.

Strait, L. P. (2002). Plato & Aristotle, in S. Babb (ed.), Philosopher’s guide, pp. 39-43. Los Angeles, CA: Victory Briefs.

3. Conference Papers

Strait, L. P. (2014). DSM-5 and the medicalization of criminalized risks. Paper presented to the 100th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Strait, L. P. (2014). The presence of discarded models of pathology in contemporary psychiatric discourses. Paper presented to the 100th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Strait, L. P. (2014). Psychosis risk society: Articulating the risks of preventive psychiatry. Paper presented to the Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology preconference at the 100th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Strait, L. P. (2014). A pragma-dialectical approach to the decision-making paradigm in academic debate. Paper presented to the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Strait, L. P. (2014). Allen Frances goes rogue: DSM-5 and the rhetorical border of institutional psychiatry. Paper presented to the 16th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Strait, L. P., & Padrta, G. (2013). Protecting the freedom of systematically distorted speech: The Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Decision. Paper presented to the 99th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC. [Top paper, Communication and Law division]

Strait, L. P.  (2013).  DSM-5 in distress? Connections between the rhetorical and the scientific in the discourses of psychiatric nosological controversy.  Paper presented to the 99th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC.

Strait, L. P. (2013). Psychiatric nosological controversy in the digital public sphere. Paper presented at the Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology preconference at the 99th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC.

Strait, L. P., & Goodnight, G. T. (2013). Antidepressants and iatrogenic suicidality: Disturbing arguments in the politics of the supplement. Paper presented to the 18th Alta Conference on Argumentation, Alta, Utah.

Alberti, L., & Strait, L. P. (2013). A disturbing injustice or criminally miscommunicated risk argumentation? The L’Aquila earthquake prosecution controversy. Paper presented to the 18th Alta Conference on Argumentation, Alta, Utah.

Strait, L. P., & Goodnight, G. T. (2012). The Antidepressant-Suicide Controversy: A Study of the Scientific Rhetoric of Risk. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida.

Strait, L. P. (2012). Epistemic bubbles: A communication theory of collective valuation errors. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida.

Strait, L. P. (2012). Argumentative hoaxing: From incommensurability to mutual understanding. Paper presented to the 4th Toyko Conference on Argumentation, Tokyo, Japan.

Strait, L. P. (2012). The rhetoric of human rights: Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation. Paper presented to the 4th Annual Annenberg Fellowship Research and Creative Project Symposium, Los Angeles, California.

Strait, L. P. (2011). Rhetorical time and memory in the aftermath of genocide: A study of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Timor-Leste. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Strait, L. P. (2011). Rational argumentation and social change in the Frankfurt School tradition. Paper presented to the 17th Alta Conference on Argumentation, Alta, Utah.

Strait, L. P. (2011). Emergent formal pragmatic argumentation norms in the Wikipedia editing community. Paper presented to the 3rd Annual Annenberg Fellowship Research and Creative Project Symposium, Los Angeles, California.

Strait, L. P. (2010). A formal pragmatic theory of human rights. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, California. [Top paper, Philosophy of Communication Division]

Strait, L. P. (2010). Truth and reconciliation in the late modern global public sphere: A case study of Timor-Leste. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Strait, L. P. (2009). Academic debate as a decision-making game. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Strait, L. P. (2008). The Effect of Political Efficacy on Web 2.0 Usage: The 2008 Primaries. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, California.

Strait, L. P. (2007). Does God ‘exist’ according to Catholicism? An attempt to establish intersubjective understanding between Thomists and postmodernists. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Strait, L. P. (2007). A Habermasian analysis of intercollegiate policy debate. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois. [Top paper, Cross Examination Debate Association Division]

Strait, L. P. (2006). Marcuse’s ‘total administration’ hypothesis: A contemporary investigation. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Strait, L. P. (2006). Evidence use in the 2004 presidential debates. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, Texas.


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