y Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures :: Becca Hayes
Michigan State University
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Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Department of Writing
Rhetoric & American Cultures


Becca Hayes

PhD Student

Office: 162 Bessey Hall

Email: hayesre3@msu.edu

Twitter: @beccagoestechie



Research Areas

Community-based rhetoric, writing, and arts, as they intersect with public memory, historiography, and activism; writing, rhetoric, and education in nonprofit and cultural institutions; feminist and queer rhetorics; cultural rhetorics


Becca is a PhD Candidate pursuing a concentration in Cultural Rhetorics and graduate certificates in Community Engagement and Museum Studies.

Representative Work

Recent publications

Hayes, Rebecca, Katie Manthey, Craig Rood, and Kelly Sassi. “Life on the Limen: Writing Teachers Negotiate Personal Identities and Professional Development.” Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students. Eds. Andréa Davis and Suzanne Webb. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, in press.

Hayes, Becca, Kathleen Livingston, Casey Miles, Jon M. Wargo, Ames Hawkins, Ezekiel Choffel, Steven Hammer, Erin Schaefer, and Les Hutchinson. “What ******* Clayton Pettet Teaches Us About Cultural Rhetorics.” constellations: Cultural Rhetorics Journal 1.1. Forthcoming.

Hayes, Rebecca. “Visualizing Street Harassment.” Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning 15.1 (Fall 2015). 89-95.

Recent or upcoming conference presentations

Hayes, Becca. “Cross-Caucus Community Engagement, Queer Caucus.” Standing Group Sponsored Roundtable. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Portland, OR. March 2017.

Hayes, Becca. “Cultivating Community Through Memory Practices at the Lansing Lesbian Center.” CCCC. Portland, OR. March 2017.

Hayes, Becca. “Agentic Processes and Practices in Queer Public Memory‐Making.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI. October 2016.

Hayes, Becca. “Building a Public Conversation on Street Harassment: Visualizing the Repurposing of ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.” Conference on Community Writing, Boulder, CO. October 2015.

Awards and Recognitions

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Humanities Without Walls Mellon Fellowship (2015)
CHI Fellow, MSU Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (2014-2015)
Writing Resident, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum (Spring 2014)