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Jodie Nicotra

Jodie Nicotra

Associate Professor

202 Brink Hall
Mailing Address
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102
Jodie Nicotra
  • Ph.D., M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, English: Rhetoric and Composition, 2005
  • B.A., B.S., The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, English Literature/Biology, 1995
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A native of Pittsburgh Nicotra earned a doctorate in rhetoric and composition from Penn State in 2005. Most recently, she has written a textbook for first-year composition called “Becoming Rhetorical: A Toolbox for Analyzing and Creating Written, Visual, and Multimodal Compositions” (Cengage, 2016); her newest project is a book titled “The Microbial Imaginary: Rhetorics of Tiny Lives.” She recently directed the Composition Program and teaches courses in writing and rhetorical theory.

Rhetoric and Composition (with emphasis on rhetorical theory, especially material and digital rhetorics)

  • “Assemblage Rhetorics: Creating New Frameworks for Rhetorical Action.” Rhetoric, through Everyday Things . Eds. Scot Barnet and Casey Boyle. University of Alabama Press. (Forthcoming 2015).
  • "The Urban Food Database and the Pedagogy of Attunement."Pre/Text 21.1-4 (2013), 97-117.
  • "Notes from the Abyss: Variations on a (Mystical) Theme in Burke's Work." In Burke in the Archives. Eds. Jessica Enoch and Dana Anderson. University of South Carolina Press, 2013.
  • “Rushing the Cure: Temporal Rhetorics in Global Warming Discourse.” (co-written with Judith Totman Parrish) JAC 30.1-2 (2010), 215-237.
  • “Dancing Attitudes in Wartime: Kenneth Burke and General Semantics.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 39:4 (2009), 331-52.
  • "'Folksonomy' and the Restructuring of Writing Space." College Composition and Communication 61:1 (2009): 233-250.

Jodie gives workshops and presentations on writing in the workplace, incorporating writing in undergraduate courses, teaching writing to graduate students, and science in the media.

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: (208) 885-6156

Fax: (208) 885-5944


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