Ph.D., Northeastern Univ.
B.A., Skidmore College
Erin Leigh Frymire is interested in rhetorics of the body, law, space, and human rights. Her scholarship focuses on systemic violence and examines the process by which states use violence to transform human bodies into unwilling rhetorical resources. This work highlights the importance of critical thinking and rhetorical literacy, which her teaching also emphasizes. In her writing courses, Erin encourages students to adopt a rhetorical approach to writing that focuses on strategic choices and effective communication. This approach challenges ideas of rules and correctness while building students’ productive and analytical rhetorical skills and awareness. Her courses work to create a student-centered classroom that respects difference, provide individualized support for each student, and aid students in developing skills and strategies to become more confident and independent writers and critical thinkers.