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

PhD Candidate (ABD)

Graduate Assistant Director of the Writing Center

Office: 300 Bessey Hall

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, writing centers, 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 all are rooted in individual and community identity formation and world-building.


MA in Rhetoric and Composition, Ohio University

Representative Work

Dixon, Elise. "Uncomfortably Queer: Everyday Moments in the Writing Center." The Peer Review Journal 2 (2017).

Dixon, Elise. "Strategy-Centered or Student-Centered?: A Meditation on Conflation." Writing Lab Newsletter 42.3-4 (2017): 7-14.

Lauren Brentnell, Elise Dixon, Jerrice Donnelson, Kate Firestone, and Rachel Robinson. "Big Happy Family: Constellating Writing Center Stories." The Peer Review Journal 3 (2018).

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

Sample Courses Taught

WRA 101

WRA 201

WRA 395

Research or Academic Affiliations

ITMSU Hub Fellow
Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow
CCCC Queer Caucus Secretary
Queer Theory Playground Member