Faculty and Staff
Kim Hensley Owens, Ph.D.
T: 2:00 - 2:30; TH: 11:-- - 11:30; and by appointment.
University of Arizona; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rhetorical and composition theory, ethnography, scientific and technical writing, writing for community service, rhetorics of reproduction, feminist theory, FYC
Courses Recently Taught:
WRT 305: Travel Writing, HPR 112: Ethnographic Writing, WRT 512: Studies in Rhetorical Theory, WRT 645: Rhetorics of/and Reproduction, WRT 490, WRT 333, WRT 304, WRT 104
Recent and/or Forthcoming Publications:
Current Research Interests:
- "Reviews and Reactions: A Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis of The Business of Being Born." Rhetoric Review 30.3 (2011): 293-311.
- Review of Our Bodies Ourselves and the Work of Writing, by Susan Wells. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 41.2 (2011): 194-197. DOI: 10.1080/02773945.2011.536457 (Solicited by book review editor.)
- "Mothers' Ways of Making it-or Making do?: Making (Over) Academic Lives in Rhetoric and Composition with Children." Co-authored with Christine Peters Cucciare, Deborah Morris, Lee Nickoson, and Mary Sheridan. Composition Studies 39.1 (2011): 41-61.
- "Rhetorics of E-Health and Information Age Medicine: A Risk-Benefit Analysis." JAC 31.1-2 (2011): 225-235. (Solicited by editor.)
- "'Look Ma, No Hands!': Voice-Recognition Software, Writing, and Ancient Rhetoric." Enculturation 7 (2010). Web.
- "Pumping on the Market." Inside Higher Education. 23 August 2010. Web.
- "Revelations and Representations: Birth Stories and Motherhood on the Internet." in Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts: Representations of Mothering in Contemporary Women's Literature, Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing. Eds. Andrea O'Reilly and Elizabeth Podeneiks. West Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier Press, 2010. 349-364.
- "Teaching 'the Six'--and Beyond." Pedagogy 9.3 (2009) 398-397.
- "Confronting Rhetorical Disability: A Critical Analysis of Women's Birth Plans." Written Communication 26.3 (2009): 247-272. DOI: 0.1177/0741088308329217.
Rhetorics of childbirth (birth plans, birth narratives, and historical and medical childbirth rhetoric); intersections and responsibilities of writing instruction and ergonomics .