Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing

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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.

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Kristin LaFollette, Sandra Faulkner, Sue Carter Wood

Kristin LaFollette Successfully Defends Dissertation

On Monday, February 18, Kristin LaFollette successfully defended her dissertation, titled “The Queer Art of Writing: (Re)Imagining Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Transgenre Composing. Read more about Kristin's work. 

News and Stories

Rhetoric and Writing Students Serving as Ada Digital Publishing Team

Rhetoric and Writing Students Serving as Ada Digital Publishing Team

Four second-year students in the Rhetoric & Writing program have signed on to work as the digital publishing team for Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. Lena Ziegler, Bailey Poland, Renee Ann Drouin, and Brandie Bohney have already assisted with the launch of Issue 15 and are starting on the next issue. Learn more about their work and the journal

Lena Ziegler's Chapbook published

Lena Ziegler's Chapbook published

Second-year rhetoric and writing student Lena Ziegler's chapbook has been published by The A3 press, and is available for purchase.
Learn more about her recent publication.

Two PhD Students Publishing in Multiple Venues

Two PhD Students Publishing in Multiple Venues

The Rhetoric & Writing program is excited to announce the recent and upcoming publications of two students: first-year Ann von Mehren and second-year Brandie Bohney.
Learn more about their work