College of Arts & Sciences, Department of English
Dr. Gerdes studies rhetorical theory, feminist and queer theory, digital rhetoric, composition theory, and pedagogy. Her current project tracks the trope of gender in post-human rhetorical theory through explorations of reading and addiction, sensitivity and trigger warnings, and identification in hypertext video games. Dr. Gerdes earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.
Recent Scholarship: Gerdes, K. 2015. Habit-Forming: Humility and the Rhetoric of Drugs. Philosophy and Rhetoric. 48.3: 338-359.