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Beth Keller, Inventing situated mentoring: A feminist rhetorical analysis of workplace culture2015. (Hart-Davidson, Chair; Powell, T. Smith, Devoss) 

Katie Livingston, The queer art & rhetoric of consent: Theories, practices, pedagogies2015. (Julier, Chair; Lindquist, T. Monberg, T. Smith) 

Katie Manthey, Fa(t)shion rhetorics: Building a body positive methodology2015. (T. Smith, Chair; Powell, DevossWinge) 


April Baker-Bell, "Stop killing my vibe": A critical language pedagogy for speakers of African American Language, 2014. (Kirkland, Chair; Troutman, Smitherman, Paris, Juzwik) 

Lehua Ledbetter, The business of feminism: Rhetorics of identity in Youtube's beauty community, 2014. (Grabill, Chair; Powell, Blythe, Hart-Davidson) 

Joshua SauvieCollege writing teachers' perception of digital literacy and technology related professional development, 2014. (DeVoss, Chair; Epps-Robertson, Juzwik, Lindquist, Wilson, Grabill) 

Ann Lawrence Genres of Experience: Three articles on literacy narratives and academic research writing, 2014. (Lindquist, Chair; Cushman, DeJoyFendlerGrabill) 


Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Crafting place: Rhetorical practices of the everyday, 2013. (Powell, Chair; DeVoss, Hart-Davidson, T. Smith) 

Elena Goodwin Garcia, Writing on the factory floor, 2013. (DeVoss, Chair; Lindquist, Rehberg, T. Smith) 

Madhu Narayan, Writing the archives: Context, materiality, identity, 2013.  (Powell, Chair; T. MonbergRehberger, T. Smith) 

Julie (Platt) Alexander, Poetic composition in a digital age, 2013. (DeVoss, Chair; Hart-Davidson, Powell, Rehberger) 

Donnie Sackey, The curious case of the Asian carp spatial performances and the making of an invasive species, 2013. (Hart-Davidson, Monberg, Powell, Rehberger) 

Jennifer Sano-Franchini, The rhetorical making of the Asian/Asian American face: Reading and writing Asian eyelids, 2013.  (Hart-Davidson, Chair; Powell, GrabillRehberger) 


Phill Alexander, Individual copycats: mMtics, identity and collaboration in the “World of Warcraft,” 2012. (DeVoss, Chair; Grabill, Hart-Davidson, Powell) 

Shreelina Ghosh, Dancing without bodies: Pedagogy and performance in digital spaces, 2012. (Cushman, Chair; Hart-Davidson, Powell, Rehberger) 

Daisy Levy, This book called my body: An embodied rhetoric, 2012.  (Powell, Chair; Lindquist, Rehberger, T. Smith) 

Les Loncharich, Visual composition in everyday life, 2012. (DeVoss, Chair; Hart-Davidson, Cushman, J. Monberg) 

Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, “Theory begins with a story, too”: Listening to the lived experiences of American Indian women, 2012. (Powell, Chair; Lee, T. Smith, Howard) 

Sue Webb, The inquiry practices of nonfiction writers, 2012.  Hart-Davidson, Chair; Grabill, Powell, L. Smith) 

Travis Webster, What ex-exgays can teach us about gay, lesbian, and queer rhetorics, 2012.  (T. Smith, Chair;  Grabill, Lindquist, Powell) 


Guiseppe Getto, Toward a rhetoric of infrastructure: Doing new media writing with communities, 2011.  (Grabill, Chair; Halbritter, Lindquist, Rehberger) 

Stacey Pigg, Embodied rhetoric in scenes of production: The case of the coffeehouse, 2011.  (Powell, Chair; DeVoss, Hart-Davidson, J. Monberg) 

Doug Walls, The “human” network: Digital, professional, and cultural access enacted, 2011.  (Hart-Davidson, Chair; DeVossGrabill, Powell) 

Mary Wendt, Institutionalization of digital literacies in four-year Liberal Arts institutions, 2011.  (Blythe, Chair; DeJoyHalbritter, Hart-Davidson) 

Jessica Rivait, Assembling local publics in the digital age, 2011.  (Hart-Davidson, Chair; Blythe, J. Monberg, Sheridan) 


Collin Craig, Da’ Art of Story Tellin’: Black masculine literacies and a rhetoric of self-making, 2010. (Powell, Chair; Ellis, Grabill, Lindquist) 

Kendall Leon, Building a Chicana rhetoric for Rhetoric and Composition: Methodology, practice, and performance, 2010.  (Powell, Chair; Cushman, Grabill, Lindquist, Ramirez-Dhoore) 

Staci Perryman-Clark, Back to the classroom: Afrocentricity and teacher-research in first-year writing, 2010.  (Grabill, Chair; T. Monberg, Powell, Smitherman) 


Andréa Davis, Media praxis: Reading cultural institutions, 2009. (Powell, Chair; DeVoss, Lindquist, Rehberger) 

Michele Fero, Negotiating literacy: The implications of writing program reform in one university, 2009.  (Lindquist, Chair; GrabillJuzwik, Powell) 

Aimée Knight, A rhetoric of aesthetic engagement for the arts and humanities, 2009.  (DeVoss, Cushman, GeisslerGrabillTremonte) 

Dundee Lackey, Access, health, and literacy: On becoming an informed patient, 2009. (Grabill, Chair; Cushman, DeVoss, Lindquist) 

Jim Ridolfo, Practice and theory: A new approach to rhetorical delivery, 2009.  (Lindquist, Chair; Cushman, DeVoss, Hart-Davidson) 

Stephanie Sheffield, Peer response of digital and non-digital texts in a composition classroom, 2009. (Swenson, Chair; DeVoss, Sheridan, Wilson) 

Robyn Tasaka, Challenges and privileges, entanglement and appropriation: Rhetorical practices of Asian Americans from Hawai’i, 2009.  (Powell, Chair; DeVossGrabill, T. Monberg) 


Angela Haas, A rhetoric of alliance: What American Indians can tell us about digital and visual rhetoric, 2008. (Powell, Chair; DeVossGrabill, T. Monberg) 

Martine Rife, Rhetorical invention in copyright imbued environments, 2008. (Hart-Davidson, Chair; DeVossGrabillHalbritter) 

Stewart Whittemore, Writing memory: A study of memory tools in invention, 2008.  (Grabill, Chair; Hart-Davidson, Lindquist, Porter) 


Jill McKay Chrobak, The rhetoric of appropriation: How upper middle class white males flipped the script on hip hop culture and Black language, 2007.  (Powell, Chair; Geissler, Lindquist, Smitherman) 

Doug Eyman, Digital rhetoric: Ecologies and economies of digital circulation, 2007. (Porter, Chair; DeVossGrabill, Lindquist) 


Suzy Rumsey, Multimodal discourse and heritage literacy practices, 2006.  (Cushman, Chair; Lindquist, Powell, Wilson)