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About Cruz Medina

Dr. Medina is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the English department at Santa Clara University. As a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Dr. Medina is critical in approach, and his research interests include digital writing and multicultural rhetoric, focusing on issues of social justice, race and pedagogy. His book Reclaiming Poch@ Pop: Examining the Rhetoric of Cultural Deficiency (Palgrave 2015) addresses issues of citizenship, education and politics related to Latin@s in the U.S. Currently, Dr. Medina is co-editing and edited collection for Computers and Composition Digital Press (CCDP) on (mis)representations of race and technology.

Positions

2014 - Present Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, Santa Clara University Department of English
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Research Interests


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Courses

  • Critical Thinking and Writing (iPad Pilot Program)
  • Social Justice and Literacy
  • Introduction to Writing Studies and Digital Publication

Education

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2013 PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English, University of Arizona
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2008 M.A. in English Literature, Chapman University
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2008 M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction, Chapman University
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2001 B.A. German Literature and Language, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Contact Information

408-554-4934
St. Joseph's Hall

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Research Works (12)