Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Dr. Cristy Beemer is an Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of the Professional and Technical Writing Program, and incoming Director of Composition at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Beemer’s research focuses on feminist rhetoric in classical, early modern, and contemporary contexts. She has published articles in Peitho, Rhetoric Review, and Teaching English at a Two-Year College, among others. Dr. Beemer is currently working on her book project, From the Margins of Healthcare: Breast Cancer and the Rhetoric of the Online Peer-to-Peer Healthcare Community. This work is a deeply personal exploration of a unique rhetorical space where first-hand accounts of cancer treatment form an instructive avenue of inquiry in medical care and create a virtual, global community of women writers contributing to wellness through shared experience, language, support, advice, and humor.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 From the Margins of Healthcare: De-mythicizing Cancer OnlinePeitho: The Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.  19:93-127. 2016
    2016 Sophists or SMEs? Teaching Rhetoric Across the Curriculum in the Professional and Technical Writing ClassroomTeaching English in the Two-Year College.  44. 2016
    2016 God Save the Queen: Kairos and the Mercy Letters of Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of ScotsRhetoric Review.  35:75-90. 2016
    2011 The Female Monarchy: A Rhetorical Strategy of Early Modern RuleRhetoric Review.  30:258-274. 2011
    2009 Making the Rhetorical Sell: Entrepreneurial Consultancy as a WAC ModelPedagogy.  9:61-76. 2009
    2005 At Your Service: Teaching Rhetoric in a Business School Writing CenterPraxis: An Online Writing Center Journal.  3:[no-pagination]. 2005

    Chapter

    Year Title
    Where Else Should Feminist Rhetoricians Be?’ Leading a WAC Initiative in a School of Business

    Teaching Activities

  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2018
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2018
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2017
  • Practm & Mentor College Comp Taught course 2017
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2017
  • Literature and Business Taught course 2017
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2016
  • Hist & Theor Studies Rhetoric Taught course 2016
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2016
  • Literature and Business Taught course 2016
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2015
  • Spc Top/Women's Rhetoric Taught course 2015
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2015
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2015
  • History of Composition Taught course 2014
  • Honors/First-Year Writing Taught course 2014
  • Honors/People Stories Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. English, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • B.A. Liberal Arts&Sci.&Humanities, Hofstra University
  • M.A. English, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Ph.D. English, Miami University - Ohio
  • Full Name

  • Cristy Beemer