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. “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.


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