Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Rebecca C. Conklin
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Rebecca C. Conklin

PhD Student

Office: Bessey 274

Email: conkli97@msu.edu

Website: http://www.rebeccacconklin.com/

Research Areas

Feminist rhetorics, cultural-rhetorical pedagogy, translingualism, reflective writing/practice


I'm a first year doctoral student with broad interests in composition, rhetorics, and cultural studies. Living and working in Shanghai, China for six years shaped my views on cosmopolitanism, globalization, and the promise of cultural rhetorics in anticipating and addressing a great transition into a decolonized world. I came to academia as a teacher first, and my developing research focuses on practices that impact students' identities, literacies, and critical cultural reflection.


2017 | Central Michigan University | M.A. in English/Composition and Communication

2012 | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Ed.M. Human Development and Psychology

2008 | Lees-McRae College | B.A. Psychology, Sociology

Representative Work

从麻烦到没问题 (in English, Argument: From Problem to No Problem). Co-authored with Benson Hu and Joseph Packer. Guangxi Normal University Press Group. 2017.

[Review] “Composing at the Threshold: Collaborative Composition and Innovative Form” Book Review of Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies. Edited by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle in Pedagogy. 16:3. 2017.

Sample Courses Taught