Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Jacqueline Rhodes
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Jacqueline Rhodes

Professor, Department Chair

Director, CEDAR

Graduate Faculty

Office: 276 Bessey Hall

Email: jrhodes@msu.edu

Twitter: @jrhodes

Website: www.jacquelinerhodes.com

Research Areas

Multimodality, digital rhetorics, feminist/queer rhetorics


Jacqueline Rhodes is Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at MSU. Her scholarly work focuses on intersections of rhetoric, materiality, and technology, and has been published in a variety of venues, including College Composition and Communication, JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Computers and Composition, Enculturation, and Rhetoric Review. Her book On Multimodality (co-authored with Jonathan Alexander; NCTE, 2014) won the 2015 CCCC Outstanding Book Award and the 2014 Computers & Composition Distinguished Book Award. Techne, a book-length e-project co-authored with Jonathan Alexander, won the 2016 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship. Grounded in her past professional life as a graphic designer and typesetter, she also focuses her energies on creative work, including multimedia installations, videos, and websites.


Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., University of Idaho
B.A., University of Montana

Representative Work

“SlutWalk is Not Enough: Notes Toward a Critical Feminist Rhetoric.” Accepted for publication in Unruly Rhetorics, ed. Jonathan Alexander, Susan C. Jarratt, and Nancy Welch. Under review at U of Pittsburgh P.

The Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Rhetoric. Under contract with Routledge. Forthcoming 2017. Co-edited with Jonathan Alexander. Print.

Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics. New York: Routledge, 2015. Co-edited with Jonathan Alexander. Print.

Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self. Computers & Composition Digital Press/Utah State UP, 2015. Co-authored with Jonathan Alexander. Web. Available at http://ccdigitalpress.org/techne/

"The Failure of Queer Pedagogy." 13-minute video in The Writing Instructor (March 2015). Web.

On Multimodality: New Media in Composition Studies. CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series. Carbondale, IL: NCTE, 2014. Co-authored with Jonathan Alexander. Print.

"Queered: A Literacy Narrative." 17.5-minute video screened at Computers & Writing 2011, University of Michigan. 20 May 2011. Co-created with Jonathan Alexander. Available online at http://tcjournal.org/drupal/vol2/queered

Sample Courses Taught

WRA 805: Theories/Histories of Rhetoric
WRA 860: Visual Rhetoric
WRA 260: Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Culture

Research or Academic Affiliations 

CEDAR (Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research)