Texas Tech University

Kendall Gerdes

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
Office: 474
Email: kendall.gerdes@ttu.edu
Website: http://www.kendallgerdes.com

Dr. Kendall Gerdes's research interests include rhetorical theory, feminist and queer theory, digital rhetoric, composition theory, and pedagogy. She has taught graduate courses on rhetorical theory, posthumanism, and the history of rhetoric, and her undergraduate courses include a composition class focused on rhetoric and videogames.

Dr. Gerdes is currently working on a book about rhetorical theory, academic freedom, and campus activism. She is also coeditor of a volume of essays in honor of Sharon Crowley, with Andrea Alden, Judy Holiday, and Ryan Skinnell, entitled Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (2019). Dr. Gerdes previously served a two-year term on the Rhetoric Society of America Governing Board. Her writing has appeared in Philosophy & Rhetoric, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Kairos, and QED: A Journal of Queer Worldmaking.

Selected Publications

Other Achievements

  • Teaching Innovation Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University. 2018.
  • Ethics Center Travel Stipend, Texas Tech University. 2017.
  • Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 2017.
  • James L. Kinneavy Prize for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2015-2016.
  • Maxine Hairston Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2014.
  • Gloria AnzaldĂșa Rhetorician Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication. 2014.
  • Best Webtext Award for "Crossing Battle Lines: Teaching Multimodal Literacies through Alternate Reality Games," Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. 2014.