Kraemer Sohan, Vanessa Graduate Faculty



  • My book, Lives, Letters, and Quilts: Women and Everyday Rhetorics of Resistance (U. Alabama Press, 2020) provides case studies of women writers, activists and artists who have resisted dominant social, cultural and political structures via unconventional means and materials. My work has appeared in College English, Pedagogy, JAC, Journal of College Literacy & Learning, and the collection Reworking English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global Interrogations, Local Interventions (SIUP, 2014). My graduate course offerings include Rhetorical Traditions and Writing Across Conventions, while my undergraduate courses focus on rhetorical theory, multilingual/multilingual writing, feminist rhetorics, and material and cultural rhetorics and writing.

research interests

  • Multilingual/translingual and multimodal approaches to literacy practice, feminist historiography, archival research, academic and "alternative" writing, first-year writing, and material and cultural rhetorics (particularly quilts and quiltmaking)

full name

  • Vanessa Sohan


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