Erin Kathleen Bahl
Erin Kathleen Bahl is Associate Professor of Applied and Professional Writing, as well as the department's Social Media and Branding Coordinator. Her work explores the possibilities digital technologies afford for creating knowledge and telling stories, with a focus especially on webtexts, webcomics, folklore, accessibility, and digital publishing. She is managing editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Her publications include scholarly and creative work in Kairos; Computers and Composition Online; enculturation: a journal of writing, rhetoric, and culture; The Digital Review; and The Smithsonian's Folklife Magazine.
Her dissertation, "Refracting Webtexts: Invention and Design in Composing Multimodal Scholarship," won the 2018 Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Dissertation Award. Her collaborative webtext "The Rhetoric of Description: Embodiment, Power, and Playfulness in Representations of the Visual," co-authored with Margaret Price, received the 2023 Kairos Best Webtext Award.