Maggie WernerProfessor of Writing and Rhetoric

Joined faculty in 2011

PhD, University of Arizona, Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (2011)
MA, Professional Writing and Rhetorics, Illinois State University, (1999)
BA, English, Illinois State University (1996)

Contact Information

Smith HallPhone (315) 781-4458

Scholarly Interest

Rhetorical Criticism
Sexuality Studies
LGBT Social Movement Rhetoric

Teaching Experience

2004-2011 University of Arizona
1996-1997 Illinois State University

Courses Taught

WRRH 100: Writers Seminar
WRRH 312: Power and Persuasion
WRRH 201: Grammar and Style


"Reaping the Bloody Harvest: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the US Imperial Project." Feminist Formations. Forthcoming.


Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)


I specialize in sexuality studies and rhetorical criticism. In particular my work examines various ways that sexual identities are discursively constructed and materially enacted and the conditions under which those identities change. I also teach writing with a focus on analysis, argumentation, and style.