Lauren Cagle

  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
1351 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-1115
Research Interests:

Ph.D., University of South Florida (2016)

M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2011)

B.A., Rhodes College (2007)


Lauren Cagle completed her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of South Florida, where she also earned certificates in Professional and Technical Communication and Women and Gender Studies. Her research interests include environmental rhetoric, technical communication, feminist theory, and disability studies. Drawing from citizenship studies and political theory, her current research analyzes discourses of citizenship in climate change policy, focusing on how they enable and preclude inclusive forms of deliberative democracy. Other ongoing projects include a study of online comments expressing skepticism about anthropogenic climate change and a materialist interpretation of the spread of scientific news on Twitter.

Selected Publications: 

Browning, E. R., & Cagle, L. E. (2016). Teaching a ‘Critical Accessibility Case Study’: Developing disability studies curricula for the technical communication classroom. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

Cagle, L. E., & Tillery, D. (2015). Climate change research across disciplines: The value and uses of multidisciplinary research reviews for technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 24(2), 147–163.

Cagle, L. E., & Tillery, D. (2017). Tweeting the anthropocene: #400ppm as networked event. In H. Yu & K. M. Northcut (Eds.), Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies. New York, NY: Routledge.

Cagle, L. E. (2017). Becoming “Forces of Change”: Making a Case for Engaged Rhetoric of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine. Poroi, 12(2).

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