Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Kate Fedewa
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Kate Fedewa

Academic Specialist

Office: 262 Bessey Hall

Email: fedewak3@msu.edu

Twitter: @iverbwords


Research Areas

Literacy and identity, game studies, history of rhetoric, student-centered pedagogy


I teach in First Year Writing, Professional Writing, and the Gifted and Talented program at Michigan State University. I'm also the director of WRAC’s Young Authors’ Conference. My interest in rhetoric and identity formation inform my research and teaching. I am currently researching learner-centered writing pedagogy in non-traditional and digital spaces, as well as rhetoric and identity formation in tabletop gaming.


Ph.D., English (Medieval Literature), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.

Representative Work

“Scaffolding Agency and Responsibility in Cloud Collaboration,” with Kathryn Houghton. In Marohang Limbu, ed., Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities. IGI Global: (forthcoming, 2017)

“‘The Tale of Melibee’ and Local Government: Power, Lordship, and Resources.” In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales, Candace Barrington et al., eds. (2016) Online at www.opencanterburytales.com

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 471, The Rhetoric of Grammar
WRA 370, Introduction to Grammar and Editing

WRA 101, Writing as Inquiry
IAH 207, Literature, Culture, Identities
ISHALL 2, Accelerated Language Arts

Research or Academic Affiliations

Writing, Information, and Digital Experience
Gifted and Talented Education @ MSU