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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318


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Meet the Authors

  Alexander Slotkin (He/Him) is a PhD candidate in English studying rhetoric and writing at the University of Florida. His research interests include cultural and Jewish rhetorics, technical communication, writing studies, and non-Western methods/ologies. Interested readers can reach him at

Dr. Shreelina Ghosh is an Assistant Professor and Director of Composition Program at Gannon University. Her research interests mostly center at the intersections of cultural and digital rhetorics, and performance. Her current research examines the use of technology as a tool of online and hybrid learning.

Dr. Kaustav Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor at Gannon University. His research interests include postcolonial South Asian, African and Middle-Eastern literature and history. He teaches courses in international literature, British literature, and critical theory.

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A person with glasses and a beard looks off to the side and smiles.  Luke Shackelford (He/Him) is a graduate student in the University of Minnesota's Writing Studies department, who focuses on Bi+ rhetorics and rhetorics of Masculinity through the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Queer and Multimodal Pedagogy, and rhetoric of identity and self. Luke likes applying his previous experience in Philosophy to rhetorical study and experimenting with new approaches to teaching writing by exploring the self. When Luke isn’t trying to balance the scholar-activist life, he likes to train in combat sports, play Tabletop RPGs, and eat ice cream while watching bad movies with his partner and two cats.

Dr. Jim Creel is a Lecturer at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches film studies and rhetoric. He is interested in the intersection of horror and rhetoric, particularly how horror theory can be used outside the genre and media it is typically associated with. His work has been published in The Journal of Popular Culture, including an essay that reads Saving Private Ryan as a sort of national horror film.  A white man wearing a white shirt with gray stripe smiles at the camera

Dr. Laura Gonzales is an assistant professor of Digital Writing and Cultural Rhetorics in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is the author of Sites of Translation: What Multilinguals Can Teach Us About Digital Writing and Rhetoric (University of Michigan Press, 2018) and Designing Multilingual Experiences in Technical Communication (Utah State University Press, 2022).


Noreen Khan-Qamar (she/her) was raised in Miami, Florida. Currently, she studies English and Criminology at the University of Florida. Throughout her undergraduate years, she has grown particularly interested in the power of social media and how critical theory lenses can be applied to analyze the effects social media continues to have on our global societies. Upon graduating, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career within intellectual property or media law. In addition to reading and writing, she can be found drinking inordinate amounts of iced coffee, watching any kind of rom-com, and baking for those she loves.


A white woman with auburn hair and glasses and wearing a black and white striped sweater over a balck top gently smiles towards the camera.  Savannah E. Baggett (She/Her) is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida who is working to obtain her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in mass communication. For the past five years, she has been working as a library technician assistant, which not only fuels her love for books but also allows her to connect with her community. In addition to her love for novels, Savannah adores Marvel movies and spends any free time she has watching them. After graduation, she hopes to either become a teacher or work in the book publishing industry.

Malori Malone is a junior at the University of Florida studying English and Mass Communications. As an editor, researcher, and poet, Malori's greatest passion is words, both creatively and professionally. This is her first publication. A white woman with auburn hair wearing a blue blouse and white pants smiles warmly at the camera.

A young woman with brown skins and black hair and wearing a purple jacket smiles at the camera. Dynestee Fields is a Master of Arts student in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics program. Her research interests center on critical animal studies and human-animal studies. She specializes in identifying and analyzing the myriad of ways that humans communicate about nonhuman animals and the effects of these choices. Her recent work examines linguistic trends found in zoo discourse.