Erin Kathleen Bahl

Headshot: Erin Kathleen BahlErin Kathleen Bahl is Associate Professor of Applied and Professional Writing, as well as the department's inaugural 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 Onlineenculturation: a journal of writing, rhetoric, and culture; Technical Communication Quarterly; The Digital Review; Graphic RHM; The Digital Rhetoric Collaborative; Composition Studies; Humanities Journal; Journal of American Folklore; 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.