Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Elise Page Dixon
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Elise Page Dixon

PhD Student

Office: Bessey 274

Email: dixonel7@msu.edu

Twitter: @SisterMarmalade

Research Areas

queer rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, multimodal and digital composition, cultural rhetorics


My main main research interests center queer and feminist rhetorics, digital and multimodal rhetorics, and cultural rhetorics. Most of my work focuses on queer multimodal composition, but I also engage in work on military wife identity construction and in writing center studies. While all three of these subjects might seem disparate, they are rooted in the cultural rhetorics concepts of story, relationality, and constellation.


MA in Rhetoric and Composition, Ohio University

Representative Work

Dixon, Elise. "Uncomfortably Queer: Everyday Moments in the Writing Center." The Peer Review Journal. Forthcoming Oct 2017.

Dixon, Elise. "Strategy-Centered or Student-Centered?: A Meditation on Conflation." Writing Lab Newsletter. Forthcoming Spring 2018.

Baldwin, Dianna, Lauren Brentnell, Elise Dixon, Jerrice Donelson, Kate Firestone, and Rachel Robinson. "Big Happy Family: Constellating Writing Center Stories." The Peer Review. Forthcoming Spring 2018. 

Dixon, Elise. "Military Wives as Rhetorical Insurgents: Resisting Assimilation." #RhetOps. Book chapter. Accepted.

Lauren Brentnell, Elise Dixon, Hannah Espizona, Shewonda Leger, and Kristi Wiley. "Sustaining Identity Through Cultural Practice(s) As A Cohort." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR. 17 Mar 2017. Conference Panel.

Sample Courses Taught

WRA 101

Research or Academic Affiliations

ITMSU Hub Fellow
Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow
CCCC Queer Caucus Secretary
Writing Center Student Organization Secretary
Queer Theory Playground Member