Political and activist rhetoric; rhetorics of gender, sexuality, and race; 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 their PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville and MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from Emerson College. Their research and teaching foreground questions of social justice across multiple contexts, including digital media, creative cultural production, research methods, and sites of community praxis. They are primarily interested in contemporary American political and activist rhetoric, with a focus on intersecting dynamics of gender, sexuality, and race. Their current book project investigates how activists use creative means to challenge political disinformation and manipulation.
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. Their writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in College Composition and Communication; Enculturation: A Journal of Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture; QED: Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking; Computers & Composition Online; and Peitho. They are also the co-editor of the book Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs.