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Dr. Nicole A. McFarlane

Dr. Nicole McFarlane

Assistant Professor of English Rhetoric & Composition

Office:  Butler Building 363C
Phone:  (910) 672-2146


Rhetorics, Communication & Information Design
Clemson University, 2012 

English & African American Literature
North Carolina A&T State University, 2004

Political Science 
UNC Charlotte, 2002 


Nicole A. McFarlane specializes in cultural rhetorics and digital humanities. She teaches professional and business writing with new media. Her research focuses on how emerging technologies mediate citizenship and compose spaces of color in the public sphere. 

Nicole has been invited to organize and facilitate workshops at the Conference on College Composition and Communication national convention by the National Council of Teachers of English Language Policy Committee to discuss Students Right to Their Own Language and digital rhetorics. 

Forthcoming scholarship includes articles for PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetoric Theory and the College Composition and Communication journal. She is also publishing a book chapter on screen captions and African American English for an edited collection with Southern Illinois University Press.  

Sample Publications

Review of Keepin' it Hushed: The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric by Vorris L. Nunley for JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics. Vol. 34.1-2, 2014.

Digital Memory and Narrative through "African American Rhetoric[s] 2.O." Review of Digital Griots: African America Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age by Adam Banks for Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. March 2012.

"Carl Owens: Biographical Entry." African American National Biography. Oxford University Press. 2008

Honors & Awards 

Teaching Assistant Award
"Lyotard: Hesitating Thought" with Victor J. Vitanza
European Graduate School (Saas-Fee, Switzerland) 
Summer 2011 

Graduate Student Award Summer Institute
International Writing Center Association
Summer 2010

Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute 
Graduate Travel and Scholarship Awards
Summer 2009 

Funded Grants & Research 

Writing Across the Curriculum 
Quality Enhancement Plan 
Fayetteville State University 

Information Literacy Chesnutt Fellow 
Quality Enhancement Plan  
Fayetteville State University
Spring 2013

Rhetoric Society of America
Graduate Student Event Award
Carolinas Rhetoric Conference 
(Inaugural RSA Graduate Webinar)
Clemson University
Spring 2012

Kenan Grant for Teaching and Course Design 
Guilford College

Guilford Faculty Development Award
University of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico) 
Fall 2007

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