Christian Lundberg's teaching and research interests include theories of the public and public discourse, public speaking, rhetorical theory, debate and deliberation, critical theory, and Cultural Studies. Dr. Lundberg's current research focuses on theories of the public as a social and discursive form, and on the animating principles for public discourses and identities. His book, Lacan in Public: Psychoanalysis and the Science of Rhetoric, University of Alabama Press (2012) works through the implications of Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalysis for thinking the rhetorical character of publics as social formations and of the public discourses that circulate within them. In addition, he has written a number pieces that unpack forms of discourse constituting specific publics, with special attention to the intersection between publics and religious discourse in Islam and Evangelical Christianity. He has also authored a number of textbooks relating to rhetoric, public speaking, and public deliberation, including The Essential Guide to Rhetoric (Bedford St. Martins, 2007) and a Public Speaking textbook with Cengage Learning titled Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility (2014). Dr. Lundberg received his B.A. from University of Redlands and his Master of Divinity from Emory University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.