Kairoticast is dedicated to taking big ideas and showing how they play out in the proverbial real world. At Kairoticast we are concerned with rhetoric and current events – two things which are often seen as difficult and irrelevant. But we believe that a lot of these things that seem like they belong in the ivory tower and are just philosophical musings are really helpful in understanding the things that are shaping the world in which we live. So we are dedicated to taking rhetorical ideas and tenets and making them applicable.
We’ve chosen the name Kairoticast because it comes from the word kairotic or Kairos – which basically means saying the right thing at the right time. There’s a certain kind of truth that comes from understanding the context in which we find ourselves. And at Kairoticast we think it’s really important to do our best to understand the world in which we live and talk about it skillfully.
Elizabeth Thorpe is an Associate Professor of Communication at The College at Brockport in Brockport, NY. She was born and raised in various parts of west Texas, as her father was in the oil industry and her family fled the busts and followed the booms. She was involved in the performing arts growing up and majored in English as an undergrad. Her MA is in English as well, and her PhD is in Communication with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Public Affairs from Texas A&M University. She has a husband, who takes care of all of the technical aspects of Kairoticast and is her partner in just about everything and has a child who is pretty amazing. She moved to New York in 2010 to work at SUNY Brockport and has been teaching and publishing there ever since. She loves reading, watching TV and movies, going to museums, and spending time with her incredibly supportive family.