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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Doctoral Students

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Hannah Brady Espinoza

espino66@msu.edu

Research interests: Decolonial studies, American Indian Studies, and space and place

   
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Phil Bratta
ABD

@philbratta
brattaph@msu.edu

Research interests: Cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, pedagogy, visual rhetoric                    

   
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Lauren Brentnell

@RhetoricNSpice
lauren.brentnell@gmail.com

Research interests: Trauma studies, Digital Rhetorics, and pedagogy

   
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Roni Browdy
ABD

browdyro@msu.edu

Research interests: African American women's rhetorics, African American women's languages, and cultural rhetorics
   
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Victor Del Hierro
ABD

delhierr@msu.edu

Research interests: Chican@ and Indigenous Studies, cultural rhetorics, and Hip Hop 

   
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Elise Page Dixon

dixonel7@msu.edu

Research interests: Cultural rhetorics, queer rhetorics, writing center studies, feminist composition, women's and gender studies, online identities

   
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Jerrice Donelson

@msjerrice

jdonelso@umich.edu

Research Interests: Literacy, Community Engagement

   
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Wonderful Faison

faisonwo@msu.edu

Research interests: African American Rhetorics, community literacy, cultural rhetorics, and queer rhetorics

   
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Kate Firestone

firest16@msu.edu

Research interests: Identity, race, rhetoric, gender, space, multimodal and digital composition, Asian American, queer, and cultural rhetoric

   
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Howard Fooksman

fooksman@msu.edu

Research interests: Educational Technology, Digital Rhetoric, Experiential Learning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Accessibility, Disability Studies

   
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John Gagnon
ABD

gagnonjo@msu.edu

Research interests: Cultural rhetorics, human rights, intersections of rhetoric and state violence

   
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Bree Gannon

gannonb1@msu.edu

Research interests: Literacy studies, decolonial and feminist pedagogy, digital composition, and religious rhetoric

   
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Becca Hayes
ABD

@beccagoestechie
hayesre3@msu.edu

Research Interests: community-based rhetoric, writing, and arts, public memory, historiography, and activism; writing, rhetoric, and education in nonprofit and cultural institutions; feminist and queer rhetorics; cultural rhetorics

   
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Jack Hennes

@hennesjack
hennesja@msu.edu

Research interests: urban & transportation planning, user-centered design & composition, technical communication, deliberative rhetoric

   
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Les Hutchinson

@techairos
hutch220@msu.edu

Research interests: digital and cultural rhetorics, Intellectual property, surveillance, piracy, & privacy

   
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Catheryn Jennings

@cat_a_jennings
catherynjennings@gmail.com

Research Interests: Queer Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, digital communities, indigenous rhetorics

   
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Shewonda Leger

legershe@msu.edu

Research interests: Black Feminist Filmmaking, Diaspora and Caribbean Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, and Women and Gender Studies

   
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Maria Novotny
ABD

@marianovotny
novotn10@msu.edu

Research interests: medical rhetoric, cultural rhetorics

   
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Suban Nur Cooley

@subannurcooley
cooleys7@msu.edu

Research Interests: Orality-literacy, Black/African diaspora, multimodality, cultural rhetorics, Somalia, self and identity, migration

   
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Kenlea Pebbles

pebbles1@msu.edu

Research Interests: ESL and business rhetorics, Native American rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, environmental rhetorics , visual and digital rhetorics

   
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Sarah Prielipp

prielip3@msu.edu

Research interests: American Indian rhetorics, Digital Humanities, Learning, multimodal composition

   
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Santos Ramos

ramossan@msu.edu

Research interests: Chican@ and Indigenous Studies, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, social movement theory and practice 

   
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Rachel Robinson

@reneerach
robi1078@msu.edu

Research Interests: writing centers, body rhetoric, female academics and administrators, contingent faculty issues, WPA, popular culture

   
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Eric Rodriguez

@RodriguezEricM
rodri691@msu.edu

Research Interests: Cultural Rhetorics

   
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Jaquetta Shade

shadejaq@msu.edu

Research interests: American Indian studies, cultural rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, pop culture studies

   
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Erin Schaefer

erinschaefer9@gmail.com

Research interests: Digital rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, literacy narratives, emotion, fear, identity, trauma, mental health, and pedagogy

   
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Heather Noel Turner

younghe5@msu.edu

Research interests: research methods, social justice, visual design in technical communication and professional writing

 

Masters Students

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Brooke Chambers

CSLP

chamb333@msu.edu

Research Interests: Sonic Rhetoric, Embodiment, Memoir, Digital Humanities, Oral History, Cultural Rhetorics

   
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Garrett Colón

CSLP

colongar@msu.edu

Research Interests: Inclusive pedagogical practices, Cultural Rhetorics, Indigenous Literacies, Program assessment, Writing in Digital Environments

                                                                                                     
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Phil Deaton

DRPW

@DeatonPhil

deatonph@msu.edu

Research Interests: accessibility, disability studies, accessible learning experience design, rhetoric of law, learning design, web design, outreach & engagement      

   
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Kelli Gill

CSLP

gillkel1@msu.edu

Research Interests: Cultural Rhetorics, Identity, Community, Visual Rhetorics, Intersections of Food Studies, Ethics, and Sustainability.
   
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Jen Ismerle

DRPW

ismerlej@msu.edu

Research Interests: User Experience Research, Ecological Validity, Mobile/Web Research and Design, Universal Design, Disability Studies
   
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Johnathan McClintick

CSLP

mcclin69@msu.edu

Research Interests: Memoir, Cultural Rhetorics, Community Literacy, Social Activism, Digital Composition, Queer Rhetorics, Pedagogy as Activism
   
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Trevor Sutton

DRPW

@atrevorsutton

sutton28@msu.edu

Research Interests: Professional Writing, Digital Rhetoric, Cultural Rhetorics, Religion and Rhetoric
   
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Naomi Sweo

CSLP

naomisweo@gmail.com

Research Interests: Feminist Epistemologies and Methodologies, Sexuality Studies, Memoir and Nonfiction writing, Digital Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric, Multimodal Pedagogy