Dr. Gries' research is invested in visual rhetoric, circulation studies, research methodologies, and the digital humanities. She is particularly interested in how images circulate, transform, and contribute to collective life and is currently developing digital research methods and data visualization techniques to support such research.
Visual Rhetoric, Rhetoric, Writing Studies, Communication, Research Methodologies, Digital Humanities, Circulation Studies, Global Visual Studies, New Materialism, Actor-network Theory
COMM 5320 - Readings in Rhetoric
Survey of classical and contemporary readings in rhetoric. Required for doctoral students in communication; optional for master's students.
WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
Spring 2018 / Spring 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).
WRTG 3090 - Open Topics in Writing: Advanced
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Advanced topics course providing intensive, specialized writing instruction in selected topics. Check with the program for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours if the topics are different. Does not fulfill core requirements. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 3007 or WRTG 3020 WRTG 3030 or WRTG 3035 or WRTG 3040 or instructor consent required.