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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318

Meet the Contributors  |  VOL. 1, NO. 1

Here is a little bit more about the essayists and reviewer who contributed to JOMR's inaugural issue. Interested in submitting an article? Instructions can be found at this link.

Article Authors

Diana I. Bowen

The author Diana Bowen smiles at the camera. She has long black hair. She wears a blue blouse underneath a black blazer.Diana I. Bowen is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her research examines physical and psychological borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa term for spaces of social, political, and cultural struggle. She works on archival research with the Gloria Anzaldúa collection and is also interested in issues surrounding social movements, intercultural dialogue, public memory, and visual rhetoric. Bowen received her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin in Communication Studies, her M.A. at Syracuse University in Communication and Rhetorical Studies, and her B.A. from the California State University, Long Beach in Communication Studies.

Jessica Rose Corey

The author Jessica Corey smiles at the camera. She wears a large, beautiful black and white hat and a black blouse.


Jessica Rose Corey is a Lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric and SummerStart Writing Coordinator at Syracuse University. She has taught lower- and upper-division courses in expository, business, professional, argumentative, public, and research writing. Her primary research interests include womens studies, life writing, pedagogy, the psychology of literacy, writing program administration, and rhetorics of silence.



Shannon Howard

The author Shannon Howard smiles at the camera. She has blonde chin-length hair and wears a black jacket.Shannon Howard is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Master of Teaching Writing program at Auburn University Montgomery.  She studies the intersections among material rhetorics, popular culture, and classroom writing ecologies.  Her most recent work has been featured in the Journal of American Culture and Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.

Christine Martorana

The author Christine Martorana smiles at the camera. She has short brown hair and wears a black tee.

Christine Martorana is an Assistant Professor and Writing Program Director at the College of Staten Island - CUNY. Her research interests circulate around feminist agency, feminist activism, and composition pedagogy. More specifically, her work considers the ways in which we can use visual, linguistic, and embodied discourse to enhance agency and challenge inequities. Her pedagogy is collaborative, interactive, and multimodal, a pedagogical perspective through which she invites students to adopt more expansive notions of what it means to writeand consider the diverse and impactful ways they function as rhetoricians both within and beyond the academic community.

Book Reviewer

Kathleen L. Irwin

The author, Kathleen Irwin, has long red hair and smiles at the camera. She wears glasses and a black and white blouse with colorful patterns on it.Kathleen L. Irwin is a Ph.D. student at Texas Womans University.  Her interests are decolonial and digital rhetoric, as well as disability and protest rhetorics. She holds an M.A. in English from Northwest Missouri State University. Her current research focuses on rhetoric and video games, and she most recently presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon.