Brett is currently an independent scholar. He has taught at the University of South Alabama and The Pennsylvania State University. He is a rhetorician by training, a renaissance man by choice. His research focus on hackers centers on how hacker texts (e.g., Phrack, Cult of the Dead Cow) work to create and shape hacker collective identity. His work on hackers has appeared in Communication Law Review, Media History Monographs, and various edited volumes. He is the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, President of the Alabama Communication Association and the author of Naked Politics: Nudity, Political Action, and the Rhetoric of the Body. E-mail: email@example.com.