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Hi, I’m Sarah Riddick. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where I teach courses in rhetoric & writing, as well as serve as Director of the Professional Writing program.

I hold a rhetoric PhD from the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, where I taught in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing; a master’s degree in comparative literature from University College London; and bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish with a minor in creative writing from the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University.

My work explores the relationships between rhetorical theory and methods, digital rhetoric and writing cultures, and emerging media.

Research Interests

Digital Rhetorics and Writing

Digital Publics and Counterpublics

Research Methods and Methodologies

Rhetorical Audience Studies

Social Media

Social Movements and Activism

Student Writing

Writing Centers

Writing Program Administration