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.
ENGL 5169 - Multicultural/Postcolonial Studies
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
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).