Texas Tech University

Michael J. Faris

Dr. Michael J. Faris's research interests include digital rhetoric and literacy practices, feminist and queer rhetorics, composition and technical communication pedagogy, and writing program administration.

Dr. Faris is also the Co-Editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Ph.D. Penn State University, 2012

Selected Publications

Faris, Michael J., & Holmes, Steve (Eds.). (forthcoming). Re-programmable rhetoric: Critical making theories and methods in rhetoric and composition. Utah State University Press.

Stedman, Kyle D., Courtney S. Danforth, & Michael J. Faris (Eds.). (2021). Tuning in to Soundwriting. Intermezzo/enculturation. http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/14-stedman-et-al/

Banks, William P., Michael J. Faris, Collie Fulford, Timothy Oleksiak, GPat Patterson, & Trixie G. Smith. (2020). Writing program administration: A queer symposium. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 43(2), 11–43.

Faris, Michael J. (2019). Sex education comics: Feminist and queer approaches to alternative sex education. The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, 3(1). Available at http://journalofmultimodalrhetorics.com/3-1-issue-faris

Faris, Michael J. (2019). Queering networked writing: A sensory auto-ethnography of desire and affect on Grindr. In William P. Banks, Matthew B. Cox, & Caroline Dadas (Eds.), Re/orienting writing studies: Queer methods, queer projects (pp. 127–149). Logan: Utah State University Press.

Danforth, Courtney S., Kyle D. Stedman, & Michael J. Faris (Eds.). (2018). Soundwriting pedagogies. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. Available at http://ccdigitalpress.org/book/soundwriting/ 

Bivens, Kristin M., Lora Arduser, Candice A. Welhausen, & Michael J. Faris. (2018). A multisensory literacy approach to biomedical healthcare technologies: Aural, tactile, and visual layered health literacies. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(2). Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.2/topoi/bivens-et-al/index.html

Faris, Michael J., Andrew M. Blick, Jack T. Labriola, Leslie Hankey, Jamie May, & Richard T. Mangum. (2018). Building rhetoric one bit at a time: A case of maker rhetoric with littleBits. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(2). Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.2/praxis/faris-et-al/index.html

Faris, Michael J. (2018). How to be gay with locative media: The rhetorical work of Grindr as a platform. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 6(3). Available at http://www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-6/how-to-be-gay-with-locative-media-the-rhetorical-work-of-grindr-as-a-platform/

Faris, Michael J. (2017). Contextualizing students' media ideologies and practices: An empirical study of social media use in a writing class. In Stephanie Vie & Douglas Walls (Eds.), Social writing/social media: Publics, presentation, and pedagogies (pp. 283–307). Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/social/

Faris, Michael J., Sarah E. Austin, Erica Stone, & Joyce Locke Carter. (2017). Remediating the CCCC Chair's Address for video. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(1). Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.1/inventio/faris-et-al/index.html

Faris, Michael J., & Kristen R. Moore. (2016). Emerging scholars and social media use: A pilot study of risk. Communication Design Quarterly, 4(2), 52–63.

Cox, Matthew B., & Michael J. Faris. (2015). An annotated bibliography of LGBTQ rhetorics. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 4(2). Available at http://www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-4/an-annotated-bibliography-of-lgbtq-rhetorics/
Reprinted (2017). In Steve Parks, Brian Bailie, Romeo Garcia, Adela Licona, Kate Novickas, & David Blakeslee (Eds.), The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition: 2015–2016 (pp. 249–261). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

Faris, Michael J. (2014). Coffee shop writing in a networked age. College Composition and Communication, 66(1), 21–24.

Faris, Michael J., & Stuart A. Selber. (2013). iPads in the technical communication classroom: An empirical study of technology integration and use. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 27(4), 359–408.

Adams, Heather, Jeremy Engels, Michael J. Faris, Debra Hawhee, & Mark Hlavacik. (2012). Deliberation in the midst of crisis. Cultural Studies <==> Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 333–341.

Faris, Michael J., & Stuart A. Selber. (2011). E-book issues in composition: A partial assessment and perspective for teachers. Composition Forum, 24. Available at http://compositionforum.com/issue/24/ebook-issues.php
Reprinted in (2013). S. Parks, B. Glascott, B. Bailie, H. Christiansen, & S. White (eds.), The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals: 2011 (pp. 97–117). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

Other Achievements

Co-Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2020–present

CCCC Executive Committee, 2015–2018

Managing Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2017–2020

Associate Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2016–2017

Assistant Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2013–2015

Social Media Co-Coordinator, ATTW, 2013–2016

CCCC Committee on the Status of Graduate Students, 2012–2018 (Chair, 2015–2018)


Associate Professor & Acting Associate Chair
Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Email: michael.faris@ttu.edu