Timothy Barney

Associate Professor



Barney, Timothy. Mapping the Cold War: Cartography and the Framing of America's International Power. University of North Carolina Press, December 2014.


Barney, Timothy. “Criticism on the Map.” Review of Communication 16, Special Issue: Rhetorical Criticism’s Multitudes (2016): 80-82.

Barney, Timothy. “Citizen Havel and the Construction of Czech Presidentiality.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 101 (2015): 585-611.

Barney, Timothy. “A More Perfect European Union?: The Transnational Networks of the EU’s Embassy Open House in Washington, DC.” Popular Communication 13 (2015): 288-309.

Barney, Timothy. "'A Tale of Two Vaclavs': Rhetorical History and the Concept of 'Return' in Post-Communist Czech Leadership." Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Special Issue: Rhetorics of '1989' and After: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transition, 18 (2015): 109-134.

Barney, Timothy. "The Peters Projection and the Latitude and Longitude of Re-Colonization." Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 7, no. 2 (2014): 103-126.

Barney, Timothy. "Diagnosing the Third World: The 'Map Doctor' and the Spatialized Discourses of Disease and Development in the Cold War." Quarterly Journal of Speech 100, no. 1 (2014): 1-30.

Barney, Timothy. "'Gulag--Slavery, Inc.': The Power of Place and the Rhetorical Life of a Cold War Map." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 16, no. 2 (2013): 250-84.

Barney, Timothy. "Richard Edes Harrison and the Cartographic Perspective of Modern Internationalism." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 15 (2012): 397–434.

Barney, Timothy. "Power Lines: The Rhetoric of Maps as Social Change in the Post-Cold War Landscape." Quarterly Journal of Speech 95 (2009): 412-34.

Barney, Timothy. "When We Was Red: Good Bye Lenin! and Nostalgia for the 'Everyday GDR.'" Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies 6 (2009): 132-51.

Barney, Tim. "Adlai E. Stevenson, 'A New America,' Acceptance Address at the Democratic National Convention (17 August 1956)." Voices of Democracy 3 (2008): 182-204.

Barney, Tim. "Celebrity, Spectacle, and the Conspiracy Culture of Election 2000." American Behavioral Scientist 144 (2001): 2331-337.


Barney, Timothy. “The Rhetorical Lives of (Cold War) Maps.” In In the Beginning Was the Image: The Omnipresence of Pictures, Visual Learning Series, eds. Andrew Bender and Agnes Veszelszki, 83-90. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2016.


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park 2011

M.A., University of Maryland, College Park 2007

B.S., Emerson College 2002

Contact Information

402-E Weinstein Hall
(804) 287-6383
(804) 287-6946 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Visual rhetoric
Discourses of space and place
Cold War public address
Eastern European political culture