Dustin Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida. Edwards' current research attends to the material infrastructures that underpin writing and rhetoric in an age of big data, ubiquitous computing, and proprietary platforms. He is especially invested in studying how such infrastructures—which are often believed to be neutral, immaterial, and/or apolitical—contribute to disparities within particular communities and landscapes. His research has appeared in Computers and Composition, Computers and Composition Online, Enculturation, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, and several edited collections.
Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from Miami University (2016)
M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University (2012)
digital and material rhetorics
public rhetorics and writing
Edwards, Dustin, and Bridget Gelms. “The Rhetorics of Platforms,” Special Issueof Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 6, no. 3, 2018.
Bridget, and Dustin Edwards. “A Technofeminist Approach to Platform Rhetorics.”
Computers and Composition Online. Special
issue on “Technofeminism: (Re)Generations and Intersectional Futures.” Eds.
Jacqueline Rhodes, Angela Haas, and Danielle Nicole DeVoss. March 2019.
Edwards, Dustin W. "Circulation Gatekeepers: Unbundling the Platform Politics of YouTube's Content ID." Computers and Composition 47 (2018): 61-74.
Edwards, Dustin W. "Framing Remix Rhetorically: Toward A Typology of Transformative Work." Computers and Composition, vol. 39, 2016, pp. 41-54.
Edwards, Dustin W. "Playing With Plagiarism: Remixing What Sticks." Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, vol. 11., no. 1, 2014.
Brandy, Dustin Edwards, and Dan Martin. “Confronting Digital Aggression with an
Ethics of Circulation.” Digital Ethics:
Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment,
Eds. Jessica Reyman and Erika Sparby. Routledge, 2019, pp. 197–213.
Edwards, Dustin, and Heather Lang. "Entanglements That Matter: A New Materialist Trace of #YesAllWomen." Circulation, Writing, and Rhetoric, edited by Laurie Gries and Collin Brooke, Utah State UP, 2018.
Dustin, and Enrique Paz. “Only Geniuses Can Be Writers.” Bad Ideas About Writing. Eds. Drew Loewe and Cheryl Ball. West
Virginia University Digital Publishing Institute, 2017, pp. 64-70.
Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Best Dissertation Award, 2016
Spiro Peterson Award for Teaching and Research Excellence, 2015