Sound Elements by Maria Velazquez

Free music for podcasts and other digital projects

BBC Sound Effects Library

NASA Soundcloud 

Classical music samples

Groove sample kit

Drumkit created from a spacecraft facility

Sounds from Space

Legowelt Mixers

Legowelt Samples

GameBoy Drum Kit 

Wavy Audio

Ground Your Sound

Jazzy vocal ad-libs

More jazz samples


Resources for Discourse Analysis by Maria Velazquez

Foss, Susan. "Invitational Rhetoric." Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. The whole encyclopedia is available as an ebook for OSU students here.

Foss, Susan. "A Definition of Rhetoric."

Audrey M. Kleinsasser. "Researchers, Reflexivity, and Good Data: Writing to Unlearn" Theory Into Practice 39:3 (2010) 155-162

Woods, Carly S., "(Im)mobile Metaphors: Toward an Intersectional Rhetorical History" (2012). Papers in Communication Studies. 42.


Announcement: National Fellowship Program at UVa.'s Jefferson Scholar Foundation by Maria Velazquez

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s National Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholars at top institutions across the country who are completing dissertations that: employ history to shed light on American politics and public policy, examine the intersection of technology and democracy, study the impact of global affairs on the United States, media and politics, and/or examine the role of the presidency in shaping American political development. In addition to providing a one-year stipend, the Foundation assists the Fellow in choosing a senior scholar from their field to serve as a mentor. National Fellows are invited to attend two annual conferences that frame the year of Fellowship, one in the fall and the second in the spring. Both conferences are held at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. Residency at the University of Virginia is not required as part of the Fellowship, though Fellows are welcome to consider the option.

Announcements: Elihu Root Peace Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's and Gender Studies by Maria Velazquez

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Hamilton College invites applications for the 2018-2019 Elihu Root Peace Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s and Gender Studies. Applicants should have completed all requirements for the PhD within the last three years. Area of specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching experience in the following areas: sexuality studies/queer studies, critical race feminisms, and indigenous feminisms. Teaching load is three courses for the year.  The position comes with funding to support research.