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Hillery Glasby

Assistant Professor; GenCen Faculty Fellow
Office: 250 Bessey Hall
Email: glasbyhi@msu.edu

Research Areas

Queer Rhetoric; Visual, Digital, and DIY/Craft Rhetorics; Queer and Feminist Pedagogies; Writing Center and Writing Program Administration


Hillery’s research focuses on LGBTQ student writers; queer and craft/DIY rhetorics; and critical sexual literacy. Hillery’s most recent projects include archival research analyzing DIY feminist making practices inspired by Supreme Court Justice, RBG and a co-edited collection titled Storytelling in Queer Appalachia.


PhD, Ohio University

Representative Work

Storytelling in Queer Appalachia: Imagining and Writing the “Unspeakable” Other. Eds. Glasby, Hillery, Gradin, Sherrie, and Racheal Ryerson. Morgantown, West Virginia University Press, July 2020.

Hoogestraat, Jane and Hillery Glasby. “A Dialogue on the Constructions of GLBT and Queer Ethos: I belong to a Culture that Includes…” “Histories of Ethos: World Perspectives on Rhetoric.” Spec. issue of Humanities. vol. 8, no. 2, 2019. https://doi.org/10.3390/h8020097.

“Making it Queer, Not Clear: Queer Methodologies of Excess, Failure, and Ambivalence.” Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects. William Banks, Matthew Cox, and Caroline Dadas, Eds. Utah State UP/University Press of Colorado. 2019.

“Activating Activism.” Writing Networks for Social Justice. Webtext. Don Unger and Liz Lane, Eds and publishers. 4C4E. Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space, April 2018. http://constell8cr.com/4c4e/

“[                ]: National Day of Silence’s Rhetorical Silence as Performative Rhetorical Activism.” Stillness and Silence. Spec. issue of Liminalities. vol. 12, no. 2, 2016, liminalities.net/12-3/silence.html

“Let Me Queer My Throat | Queer Rhetorics of Negotiation: Marriage Equality and Homonormativity.” Digital Activism. Spec. issue of Harlot. no. 11, 2014, harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot/article/view/210/145.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry 

WRA 260: Rhetoric, Persuasion, Cultures, and Communities 

WRA 304: LGBTQ Studies 

Research or Academic Affiliations

Core Faculty, GenCen