Author Heather Noel Turner

Heather Noel Turner

Heather Noel Turner is a PhD student in WRAC. She is most passionate about computers and writing. Her research seeks to answer questions concerning visual rhetoric, design, and community engagement and knowledge making (in both physical and digital environments).

Laura Gonzales

Laura Gonzales is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Texas, El Paso. Her research focuses on highlighting the benefits of linguistic diversity in professional and academic spaces.

Phil Bratta

Phil is a Ph.D candidate at Michigan State University in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department. His current interests are in rhetorics of activism, visual rhetorics, embodiment, rhetorical ecologies, digital writing, and pedagogy. Check out more about his work on

John Gagnon

John Gagnon is a Ph.D. student and University Distinguished Fellow in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department at Michigan State University. He specializes in cultural rhetorics and is primarily interested in the intersections of rhetoric and activism in marginalized communities. His recent work has explored visually and digitally mediated responses to contemporary slavery. John holds J.D. and M.S. degrees from Tulane University and a B.A. from Andrews University.