Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing


The Rhetoric and Writing doctoral program prepares students for impactful careers as rhetoric and composition faculty and administrators. Our students engage a range of intellectual approaches at the intersection of history, theory and pedagogy. Students learn together in and beyond the space of the seminar room, developing research, teaching and civic identities through a range of coursework in rhetorical, cultural, empirical and digital approaches to writing.

Rhetoric and Writing Students Create Successful Annual Graduate Conference

The fourth annual 21st Century Englishes Conference took place on the campus of BGSU on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The conference drew students from across the country, from California to North Carolina, for an engaging day of graduate scholarship. This year's theme was interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity, and presentations covered the spectrum from creative non-fiction, to digital humanities, to English language learners, visual analysis, creative discourse analysis, historical analysis, and more.

BGSU's own Dr. Andrea Riley-Mukavetz provided the keynote address. Her presentation, titled "Listening to Our Relations: Mapping Michigan Indian History," explored the importance of place and space, identity, embodied rhetorics, and storytelling. Dr. Lee Nickoson and Dr. Sue Carter Wood provided the opening and closing remarks, respectively, bookending an amazing conference experience. Special thanks are in order to the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, for sponsoring and planning the conference.

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Cultural Rhetorics Conference

Dr. Andrea Riley-Mukavetz co-chaired the second biennial Cultural Rhetorics conference at Michigan State University.


BGSU Rhetoric at National Watson Conference 

Several of the Rhetoric and Writing Students will be presenting at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on October 20-22, 2016 at the University of Louisville.


Soha Youssef's Graduate Lecture

Soha Youssef’s graduate lecture, a public presentation of her dissertation prospectus, will be on Monday, October 17 at 1:00pm in 206 East Hall.