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Rios, Gabi

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My research is primarily concerned with how marginalized communities create social change and continue/reshape cultural practices amidst colonial and other forces of systemic oppression. As such, I am invested in community-based research methodologies and pedagogies.


  • cultural rhetorics, rhetoric, community engagement



courses taught

  • ENGL 3830 - Topics in Advanced Writing and Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    This reading and writing-intensive course provides students with the resources necessary to conceive, propose, and execute their own research projects. This course will introduce students to a range of critical methods in the study of literature and culture, while offering a writing-intensive experience in a small seminar environment. Readings for the course may include novels, poems, films, or other media as well as relevant historical and critical commentary. The topic of the course will vary.
  • WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022 / Summer 2023
    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 2095 - Ideas for Social Change
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Introduces key concepts and practices central to understanding historical and contemporary social movements in the U.S. Grounded in theories about discourse, bodies, culture, and power, the course is taught through various frameworks such as intersectionality, rhetoric, critical race theory, feminism, queer studies, decolonial studies, and/or LGTBQ+ studies. Students will discover, identify, and analyze social issues of significance to them; practice developing their own visions for social change; and present their visions in public-facing multi-modal genres. Formerly offered as a special topics course.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
    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).


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