Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing

Rhetoric & Writing PhD students Bailey Poland, Clay Chiarelott, Lena Ziegler, Travis Hein, and Brian Urias

The Rhetoric & 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.


W2C2: Words Change Worlds Collaboratory

Announcing the Words Change Worlds Collaboratory

Writing is an intervention in the world, a reaching out into the every day, an intercession in the particular. From this perspective, written texts do not contain meaning so much as attain meaning through use and reuse, mixing and remixing, distribution and seemingly boundless circulation. The Words Change Worlds Collaboratory is a collection of faculty-led, collaborative studies of writing at work in the world—from academic worlds to professional, public, and personal. Learn about the current research projects in the Words Change Worlds Collaboratory and see how you can get involved!

News and Stories

Brandie Bohney

Bailey Poland's Prospectus Presentation: November 19

On Tuesday, November 19 from 2:30-4:00 p.m., Bailey Poland will deliver her prospectus presentation. Poland's project is titled “Nowhere is Straight Work More Effective”: Ohio Women's Participation in Self-Culture.
Please join us at 2:30 p.m. in East Hall, room 206 to celebrate this milestone!

Lena Ziegler

Lena Ziegler's Prospectus Presentation: November 18

On Monday, November 18 from 9-10:30 a.m., Lena Ziegler will deliver her prospectus presentation. Ziegler's
project is titled “Consent in Context: Amplifying Women's Stories of Sexual Violence in Heterosexual Relationships”. A trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence accompanies this presentation. Please join us at 9 a.m. in East Hall, room 206 to celebrate this milestone!

Stephen Ohene-Larbi with Dan Bommarito and Sue Wood

Stephen Ohene-Larbi Successfully Defends Dissertation

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Stephen Ohene-Larbi successfully defended his dissertation project. His dissertation was titled “Harnessing Multimodality in First Year Composition Classroom in Second Language (L2) Settings to Enhance Effective Writing" and explored numerous aspects of how multimodal composition can be beneficial for second language learners. Please join us in congratulating Stephen!