Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. Students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. Learn more about our mission and goals.
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University Writing Center

The UWC offers free individual and small-group consultations for any writing in any situation. Students can meet with tutors online or face-to-face in multiple locations.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Kevin Roozen

Roozen, Kevin.Acting with Inscriptions: Expanding Perspectives of Writing, Learning, and Becoming” Journal for the Association of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, vol. 26, 2021, pp. 23-48.


Esther Milu

Milu, E & Gomes, M. (2021). “Hay un tiempo y un lugar para todo”: Literacy Autobiographies and the Cultivation of Translingual Rhetorical Sensibilities.” In S. B Malley, A. Frost & J. Kiernan (Eds).  Practical Pedagogies: Engaging Domestic and International Students in Translingual & Translocal Writing.  

Kevin Roozen

Gregg, Anya, and Kevin Roozen. “Everyday Writing Researchers: A Collaborative Co-Interview Dialogue.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2021, pp. 151-165.


Kevin Roozen

Roozen, Kevin. “Trayectorias para Llegar a Ser: La Interacción con Inscripciones en Diferentes Ambitos del Mundo de la Vida.” [Translated title: Trajectories of Becoming: Acting with Inscriptions in Multiple Scopes of the Lifeworld.] Enunciación, Special Issue on Writing and Identity, vol. 26, 2021, pp. 17-38.


Kevin Roozen

Roozen, Kevin. “Relocating Literate Development across Lifespans and throughout Lifeworlds: Mapping the Sociohistoric Pathways of an Engineer-in-the-Making.” The Expanding Universe of Writing Studies: Higher Education Writing Research, edited by Christiane Donahue, Kelly Blewett, and Cynthai Monroe. Peter Lang, 2021, pp. 367-382.


Esther Milu
​​Milu, E. (2021) “Raciolinguistic Experiences in the Writing Classroom: An Argument for a Transnational Black Language Pedagogy.” College English, 83 (6), 415-441.

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