Santa Clara University

Phone: 408.554.4934
Location: St. Joseph's Hall
Room number: 205

Dr. Cruz Medina

Assistant Professor

Cruz Medina earned his PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona. Critical in approach, his research and teaching analyze rhetoric regarding race, ethnicity, and technology, by focusing on culturally relevant literacy practices that include writing in and outside the classroom. Courses taught include Developmental Writing, First Year Composition, and Rhetorical Analysis. He teaches CTW for the LEAD program, and has been awarded for his teaching in a program for underrepresented student populations. Cruz’s writing has appeared in Composition Studies and Hispania, and will appear in the September 2013 College Composition and Communication journal, and Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning. He also has chapter in an edited collection titled Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication (Baywood Publishing, 2013). His current book project examines Latin@ popular culture through the reclaiming of rhetorical tropes by artists and cultural producers for mainstream audiences.

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