Political and activist rhetoric; rhetorics of race, gender, and sexuality; queer and trans studies; digital rhetoric
Elliot Tetreault is an Assistant Professor in the English Department and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Professor Tetreault joined the English Department in 2018 after completing his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville and his MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from Emerson College. His research and teaching foreground questions of social justice across multiple contexts, including digital media, research methods, and sites of community praxis. He is primarily interested in contemporary American political and activist rhetoric, with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality, and his current book project investigates how activists use creative means to challenge political disinformation.
Professor Tetreault is the recipient of the Mina Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association and the Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. His writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Enculturation: A Journal of Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture; QED: Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking; Computers & Composition Online; and Peitho. He is also the co-editor of the 2017 book Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs.