Laura Tetreault

Laura Tetreault
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Louisville

Laura Tetreault

Social justice rhetorics, queer and gender studies, digital rhetorics, arts activism, rhetorical research methods & methodologies, translingual writing

Laura 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 receiving her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville and her MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from Emerson College. Her research and teaching foreground questions of social justice across multiple contexts, including digital media, research methods, and sites of community praxis. Her current book project advances a rhetorical methodology for studying cross-community activist movements online, drawing from Black feminist and queer of color theories of oppression, intersectionality, and positionality.

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. She is also co-editor of the 2017 book Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs.

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Recent Publications

White Women Voted for Tr*mp’: The Women’s March on Washington and Intersectional Feminist Futures.” Computers and Composition Online, March 2019.

Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs. Co-edited with Bruce Horner. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2017.

“Translation as (Global) Writing.” With Bruce Horner. Composition Studies 44.1 (2016).

Recent Courses

Studies in Writing About Texts: Research in Rhetoric and Writing (Spring 2019)
Tutoring & Writing (Spring 2019)
Digital Rhetorics and Multimedia Writing (Fall 2018)
Professional Writing (Fall 2018)