Aimée Knight, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Specialization: rhetoric | design | multimodal communication | digital storytelling | civic engagement
Office: 203 Bronstein Annex
Email: aknight@sju.edu
Website: Website Twitter

Aimée Knight is an associate professor in the Communication Studies Department. Her research interests center on how communities and organizations can design, implement and evaluate digital media approaches with an aim to advance transformative change efforts. Since founding the Beautiful Social Research Collaborative in 2010, she has consulted with a variety of non-profit organizations, community coalitions, and foundations around their efforts to promote social change via emerging communication technologies.

Over the last 20 years she has actively pursued civic engagement projects with the United States Peace Corps (Poland XIV), Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), the PhotoVoice Collective, Michigan State University’s Public Humanities Collaborative, and as a producer for TEDxSJU and TEDxPhiladelphia.

Education

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University, 2009

M.A., Central and Eastern European Studies, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, 2001

B.A., English, Michigan State University, 1996

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Saint Joseph's University, Communication Studies 2016 - Present

Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph's University, Communication Studies 2009 - 2015

Courses Taught

COM 200 Communication Theory & Practice

COM 201 Ethics in Communications

COM 202 Digital Aesthetics

COM 371 Civic Media

COM 382 Digital Publishing

COM 441 Social Media and Community Engagement

COM 442 Non-profit Communications

COM 471 Visual Rhetorics

COM 472 Digital Storytelling

COM 473 Special Topics in Communications and Digital Media

ENG 641 Rhetorical Theory: Visual Rhetorics

ENG 646 Multimedia Writing

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal articles

Steven Hammer and Aimée Knight, (2015). “Crafting Malfunction: Rhetoric and Circuit-bending.” Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion. No. 15. View article.

Aimée Knight and Austin Starin, (2014). “Designs of Meaning: Tools for Digital Storytellers.” Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion. No. 14. View article.

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. View article.

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

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. View article.

Book chapters 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. View chapter.

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

Research

My research appears in Computers and Composition, Computers and Composition Online, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion and the edited collection Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies published by University of Michigan Press/Sweetland. For more information, please see my CV.