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Wilfredo Flores

PhD Student
Writing Engagement Liaison for Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence (FAME)

Office: 280 Bessey Hall

Research Areas

Sexual Health Communication, Decolonization, Digital Rhetorics, Internet Studies, Queer Rhetorics and Theories, Multimodality


Wilfredo is a rhetoric and writing scholar working from a genealogy of Latinx and Indigenous community organizing, queer health activism, and public-facing technical communication scholarship. As a researcher, he uses a cultural rhetorics research paradigm to use qualitative research methods to conduct community-engaged participatory research in online spaces such as Twitter and Twitch. He situates his work within computers and writing and technical communication scholarship, and his research paradigm also steers his ethical approach to research, community engagement, and data analyses. In his dissertation, Wilfredo examines the rhetorical strategies that queer, trans, and otherwise people of color use to make meaning of their sexual health on Twitter amid shifting sexual mores, prophylactic developments, and pressure from the medical industrial complex. Wilfredo also is a founding member of and current organizer with Queering Medicine, a Lansing-based grassroots coalition of queers taking their own health into their own hands. Through QM, Wilfredo works to improve queer health in the area using professional writing and technical communication practices in a variety of settings, working to bridge university resources to community needs. You can read more about his work and research on his website.


MA in Technical Communication, Texas Tech University

BA in English in Professional Writing, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Social Media

Twitter: @willflowers

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