Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Matthew Rossi
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Matthew Rossi

Assistant Professor

Office: 160 Bessey Hall

Email: mrossi@msu.edu

Twitter: @mlr2124

Research Areas

Maker Culture, Multiliteracies, Ecocriticism, Citizen Science, Creative Writing, Writing Center Administration, Comics


Matthew Rossi is a creative writer and naturalist. His scholarly and creative work incorporates science, visual art, making, and multimodal writing with a focus on citizen science and genre work. His current project, The Museum of Urban Naturalism, is an ongoing experiment in creating a decentralized, online museum of art and natural history.


MFA, Columbia University

Representative Work

Museum of Urban Naturalism

"A Model Creature: Complete Drosophilia Lifecycle."[blog post]. Microcosmos. (November 5, 2015).

"Starting with the Opposition." [blog post]. Writers Teaching Writing. Baruch College Writing Center. (November 2, 2015).

"Speak the Equation." [blog post]. Writers Teaching Writing. Baruch College Writing Center. (May 5, 2015).