College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Khirsten L. Scott

University of Pittsburgh
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Khirsten L. Scott is an Assistant Professor of English, with a speciality in Black rhetoric and public writing, at the University of Pittsburgh. She actively contributed to the Routledge Reader of African American Rhetoric and has co-authored publications around the rhetoric of blackness in digital spaces and multimodality. Khirsten has taught a range of courses in writing and rhetoric focused on hip hop writing, Black rhetorical traditions, the Black public sphere, and critical literacies and pedagogies. Her research lies at the intersections of cultural rhetorics, namely African American rhetoric, historiography, and digital humanities. Specifically, her work is centered on HBCU communities and the rhetorical affordances of institutional narratives for revisionist presentations of HBCU histories. Her current project challenges top-down presentations of HBCU narratives by exploring revisionist approaches to the institutional narrative genre through student newspaper publications, specifically those at her alma mater Tougaloo College. She is a co-founder of DBLAC, a digital network and learning community of Black graduate students in composition, literature, and literacy studies. 

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