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Rivera, John-Michael Associate Professor

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Research

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.

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ENGL 5169 - Multicultural/Postcolonial Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    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.
  • ENGL 6959 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    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).
  • WRTG 3030 - Writing on Science and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Through selected reading and writing assignments, students consider ethical and social ramifications of science policy and practice. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course addresses communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

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