Kate Birdsall joined the faculty in Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures in 2014. She is a rhetorician, a creative writer, and a teacher. Her current research centers on discourses of race, class, gender, sexuality, and health, and how those things are defined in popular media and in communities of all kinds. She maintains a strong interest in digital and analog publishing and is active in the Professional Writing program.
She writes both short and long fiction, personal essays, and the occasional academic article. She loves unreliable narrators and might be a dilettante; she’s definitely an existentialist.