Aimée Knight, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Discipline Taught: Communication Studies
Office: Merion Hall 112
Phone: (610) 660-1885
Email: aknight@sju.edu


I am an assistant professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Saint Joseph’s University with research interests in digital rhetorics, multimodal composition, and community engagement. As a researcher and teacher I am interested in how multimodal spaces engage audiences and build communities — sometimes I call this the rhetoric of design. My writing has been featured in Computers and Composition, Computers and Composition Online, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and the edited collection Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies. When I’m not teaching and researching, you can find me outside the classroom walls directing Beautiful Social projects, organizing TEDx events, or teaching digital storytelling workshops.

Education

I have a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Rhetoric and Writing with concentrations in digital and cultural rhetorics and an M.A. in Central and Eastern European Studies from Jagiellonian Univerisity.

Courses Taught

  • COM 200 Communication Theory & Practice
  • COM 201 Ethics in Communications
  • COM 371 Civic Media (formerly Social Media)
  • COM 382 Digital Publishing
  • COM 471 Visual Rhetorics
  • COM 472 Digital Storytelling
  • COM 473 Social Media and Community Engagement
  • ENG 641 Rhetorical Theory: Visual Rhetorics 

Publications

Journal articles

Forthcoming. Aimée Knight and Austin Starin, (2014). “Designs of Meaning: Tools for Digital Storytellers.” Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion.

Jentery Sayers, Virgina Kuhn, Aimée Knight, Elizabeth Losh, Jim Brown, Victoria Callahan, Viola Lasmana, and Melanie Yergeau, “Hacking the Classroom.” Computers and Composition Online. Spring 2014.

Aimée Knight (2013). “Reclaiming Experience: the Aesthetic and Multimodal Composition.” Computers and Composition: an International Journal, 30(2): 146-155.

Aimée Knight, Martine Courant Rife, Phill Alexander, Les Loncharich, Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, (2009). “About Face: Mapping Our Institutional Presence." Computers and Composition: an International Journal, 26(3): 190-202.

Book chapters Forthcoming. Aimée Knight, (2015). “Design Philosophy for a Multimodal Composition Classroom.” Danielle DeVoss & James Purdy. (Eds.) Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies. University of Michigan Press.

Book reviews Aimée Knight, (2014). “Book Review: Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 28(2): 249-253.

Research

  • Multimodal composition
  • Digital rhetoric
  • Visual rhetoric
  • Aesthetics

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