Kiki Miller Paradigm

Last changed 11/3 9:21A CDT

Yes, please include me on the email chain:

About: New account, who dis?

I go by "Kiki". I'm an assistant coach for UT Austin and a Ph.D. student studying rhetoric and political communication. I worked in legislative politics for 7 years (bill drafting, policy analysis, and policy advocacy), and I specialized in environmental and civil rights legislation in Colorado and across the Western U.S. I have one master's degree in public policy (environmental policy and law) and another in communication. I like learning new things, particularly through debate and deliberation.

Spiel: I've been in and out of the debate world since the year 2000 (#OldAF) and I do not feel like it's my place to tell you how to debate. Speed is fine. I flow on paper and I'm a sucker for a good line-by-line. Good internal links, impact calculus (where appropriate), and voters are sublime. Enough with this lazy rhyme... I lost a bet, I've paid my debt.

T: My only pet peeve is a lengthy topicality violation in lieu of a carefully crafted neg strategy.

K/Theory: Despite being a coach at UT Austin, most of my personal debate and coaching experience involves plan text case debates. That being said, I am fine with theory. My current academic/professional research focuses on social identity theory, collective action theory, punctuated equilibrium theory, rhetorical criticism, and protest spaces. I am quite schooled in classic social theory (dead white guys) but please do not assume I am familiar with the theory you are espousing. Clearly define your terms, links, and the alternative.

CPs/DAs: Anything goes. Please have a strong and specific link story. Generic blocks in college debate come off as lazy.

Etiquette/civility: Rude/condescending behavior will automatically result in a reduction of speaker points. Online public sphere incivility culture should not extend to in-person behavior.

CX: I flow it. I don't know what that says about me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Misc: I am experimenting with flowing on the computer this season because I am not a fossil quite yet. Please be patient with RFDs as they now take longer to render with a paper and electronic flow. You can generally expect me to render a decision within 10-15 minutes after the 2AR.

"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." -- Nietzsche

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/2/2018 JV Round Kansas LR Houston BT Neg
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/2/2018 NOV R4 Houston MW UTSA NO Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R8 Weber BT Wyomin LT Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R7 Weber MM UNLV BR Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 O R4 SouCal RW Rutger AH Aff
6th Mukai College Classic 9/28/2018 J R1 Weber CB ASU EP Neg
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open R2 CSU - Northridge AG United States Military PC Neg