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John Gallagher

John Gallagher

PhD, UMass Amherst

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261 English Building | MC-718


John focuses on examining the ways that writers contend with interactive and participatory audiences in Web 2.0 and social media. He studies the way writers successfully or unsuccessfully seek out and exert control in such spaces, as well as the way that online spaces encourage or discourage participation. He is also interested in the way that writing functions as capital in social media.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The Rhetorical Template.” Computers and Composition. December 2014. Forthcoming.

“The Emotion for Opening the Text Message.” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship 22.2 (Winter 2012): 36-43.