Becca Richards

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Phone: 507.786.3402
Office: Rølvaag Library 403

Assistant Professor of English

Becca Richards is a rhetorician and composition specialist, meaning that she likes making discourse and then critiquing how it could have been made more effectively. She received her BA in English and French from Butler University, and her MA and PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. She specializes in transnational and feminist rhetorics, professional writing, political rhetoric, multimodal writing, cyberliteracies, writing program administration and assessment, gender studies, and critical pedagogies. Her work appears in scholarly journals likeFeminist Formations and textbooks likeWriting Public Lives. She is currently working on a manuscript examining the rhetorical performances of women in positions of national leadership. Becca loves teaching writing as well as gender studies, media studies, and rhetorical studies. Before teaching college, Becca was a K-12 teacher, a freelance writer, and a children’s book editor. She is a proud dog parent, an amateur runner, a musician, an aspiring baker, and a sports fan. Originally from Ohio, Becca has also lived in Indianapolis, Tucson, and Nancy, France.