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Rebecca Dingo

Associate Professor

Rebecca Dingo

rdingo@english.umass.edu

(413) 545-0610

W345 South College

Professor Dingo is the author of Networking Arguments: Rhetoric, Transnational Feminism, and Public Policy Writing (Pittsburgh 2012) (winner of the W. Ross Winterowd Award for outstanding book on Composition Theory 2013) and co-editor of The Megarhetorics of Global Development (with J. Blake Scott) (Pittsburgh 2012). She has published articles and chapters on a wide range of topics related to rhetoric, feminism, composition, and globalization. She has reviewed manuscripts for several rhetoric, composition, and women’s studies journals, and is on the Editorial Board of Lexington Press’s Cultural Studies/Pedagogy/Activism series.

Dingo's research spans the fields of composition & rhetoric and feminist studies; she has published essays on transnational feminist rhetorical methods, transnational literacy, writing program administration and globalization, as well as a policy brief on UK international disability and development policies.

Books:

  • Networking Arguments: Rhetoric, Transnational Feminism, and Public Policy Writing (University of Pittsburgh Press, Spring 2012) *winner of the W. Ross Winterowd Award, 2013
  • The Megarhetorics of Globalized Development edited collection with J. Blake Scott.
  • In progress: a book about the rhetoric of global girls empowerment and web 2.0 writing as activism 

Educated at Miami University, Ohio, B.Ph., 1997; The Ohio State University, MA 2000; The Ohio State University, Ph.D., 2005.

Research Areas

  • Transnational, Transnational Feminist, Post-Colonial Theory
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Feminist Rhetorics
  • Rhetorics of Global Public Policy
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary responses to global food and water security