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Rivera, John-Michael Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Rivera works on American Ethnic Literature and Culture, Creative Nonfiction, Archival Theory, Rhetoric and Composition, and Cross-Genre Studies. He is the Director of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric and editor of Shadowbox Magazine.


selected publications


courses taught

  • ENGL 5169 - Multicultural/Postcolonial Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Introduces graduate level study of ethnic American and/or postcolonial writing in English, including relevant theoretical discourse. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background, and secondary criticism. Cultivates research skills necessary for advanced graduate study. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)