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About Kathryn Comer

Kathryn Comer joined the English Department of Portland State University in the Fall Term of 2017 as Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Rhetoric & Composition. She comes to PSU from Barry University in Miami, FL, where she directed the First-Year Writing Program and taught courses in professional writing and multimodal composition. Her current research focuses on public rhetoric, digital activism, and community writing, along with ongoing projects related to writing program administration, the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives, and the online journal Harlot, of which she is one of the founding editors. Outside academia, Kate has been involved in wildlife rehabilitation and neighborhood advocacy, hobbies she hopes to continue in Portland.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Rhetoric & Composition, Portland State University English
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2011 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Barry University ‐ Department of English
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Curriculum Vitae




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Education

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2006 - 2011 PhD, Ohio State University - Main Campus ‐ Department of English
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2003 - 2006 MA, University of Colorado Boulder ‐ Department of English
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1999 - 2000 Master of Philosophy, Trinity College ‐ Department of Anglo-Irish Literature
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1995 - 1999 BA with High Honors, Eckerd College ‐ Department of Literature
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Contact Information

Portland State University
English - Liberal Arts & Sciences (ENG) 
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207



Publications (5)

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