Jim Ridolfo

  • Director of Composition
  • Associate Professor
  • Jewish Studies
  • Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
1327 Patterson Office Tower
Other Affiliations:
  • Matrix | Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
  • MSU Writing in Digital Environments Research Center
  • Rhetmap
Research Interests:
Availability

Office Hours: By appointment

Education

Ph.D in Rhetoric and Writing, (2009). Michigan State University. M.A. in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing, (2005). Michigan State University. B.A. in Philosophy, (2003). The University of Rhode Island.

Biography

Jim Ridolfo's work focuses on the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology. His first book, The Available Means of Persuasion: Mapping a Theory and Pedagogy of Multimodal Public Rhetoric (with David Sheridan and Anthony Michel) was published in 2012 by Parlor Press. His second book, Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities (co-edited with William Hart-Davidson) was published by University of Chicago Press in 2015 and received the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. His third book, Digital Samaritans: Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities, was published by University of Michigan Press in fall 2015 and received the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Impact Award. He is also editor of WRD's homegrown textbook Town Branch Writing Collectionand is currently working on an edited collection about #rhetops

Ridolfo is a recipient of a 2012 Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Fulbright for the West Bank and Israel, and is the recipient of the 2014 Richard Ohmann Award for Outstanding Article in College English. His work has also appeared in JAC; Enculturation; Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture; and Rhetoric Review. His full CV is available here: http://rid.olfo.org/doc/ridolfocv.pdf

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