College of Arts & Sciences, Department of English
Dr. Wolford studies ethnographic material rhetorics, exploring intersections among the narratives of research participants, the environment, feminist methodologies, rhetorical theory, and technical communication. Her research focuses on how people in their particular environments employ rhetorical strategies to improve their circumstances and how these strategies impact those places. Dr. Wolford's current projects center on women's roles in various forms of agriculture, New Materialist versus discursive accounts of agricultural accidents, and the heterotopic public spaces of geocaching. Prior to coming to TTU, Dr. Wolford was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She received her PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University in 2011.
Recent Scholarship: Wolford, R. (2016). When a woman owns the farm: A case for diachronic and synchronic rhetorical agency. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture (22). http://enculturation.net/when-a-woman-owns-the-farm