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.


2020 Winner of the Mick Doherty Kairos Award: Ran Meyer

Ran Meyer Receives Mick Doherty Kairos Award

Third-year member of the Rhetoric & Writing PhD program Ran Meyer has been named the 2020 recipient of the Mick Doherty Kairos Award.

The late Mick Doherty graduated from the Rhetoric & Writing Program in 1994. The Mick Doherty Kairos Scholarship was established to help provide educational expenses for Graduate Assistants in the Rhetoric and Writing Doctoral Program of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, in honor of his memory. Learn more about the award.

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Anti-Social Writing Hour

Join Us on Fridays for Anti-Social Writing Hour

We will host an Anti-Social Writing Hour every Friday throughout the semester from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in East Hall room 406. If you are looking for a block of time to just sit down and write, please feel welcome to drop in for any amount of time. Looking forward to NOT talking with you there!

Brian Urias

Prospectus Presentation: Brian Urias

Brian Urias' Prospectus Presentation, “Adapting Transfer for Online Writing Courses: Instructor Practices and Student Perceptions” is on Monday, January 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in East Hall room 306.

Please join us to celebrate this milestone!

Renee Ann Drouin

Prospectus Presentation: Renee Ann Drouin

Renee Ann Drouin’s Prospectus Presentation, “Harassment Rhetorics Performed by Queer Folk and Straight Women: An Ethnography of Voltron’s Online Fandom” is on December 12, from 9:00-10:30 in East Hall 206.

Please join us to celebrate this milestone!