My academic research has primarily focused on histories of rhetoric and composition, particularly in institutions of higher education during the 19th and 20th centuries. In recent years, however, my interests have shifting toward theories of institutional rhetorics and bureaucracy. In addition, I am increasingly interested in writing and publishing public scholarship that contributes to discussions beyond academia.


Histories of Rhetoric and Composition
History of American Education
Institutional Rhetorics
Archival Theories and Methods


Essay Collection: Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric & Writing Studies collects 17 essays that take up and extend the inventive practice that characterizes Sharon Crowley’s work. The goal of this collection is to reinvent rhetoric and writing studies with new theorizing that gets us to see differently, discover new possibilities for thought & action, and effect change in the field & beyond.