Cruz Medina is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Santa Clara University, and faculty for the Bread Loaf School of English program in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Medina’s research interests include digital writing and multicultural rhetoric, focusing on issues of social justice. His book Reclaiming Poch@ Pop: Examining the Rhetoric of Cultural Deficiency (Palgrave 2015) addresses issues of citizenship, education and politics related to Latin@s in the U.S. Visit Dr. Medina’s blog for updated teaching and research activities.
(Photo: Joanna Lee)
PhD, University of Arizona
MA and MFA, Chapman University
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
- “Identity, Decolonialism, and Digital Archives.” Composition Studies, vol. 45, no. 2, 2017, pp. 222-225.
- Reclaiming Poch@ Pop: Examining Rhetoric of Cultural Deficiency. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. Google Books
- “Contexts of Lived Realities in SB 1070 Arizona.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 4, no. 2, 2015. (with Aja Y. Martinez) presenttensejournal.org
- “(Who Discovered) America: Ozomatli and the Mestiz@ Rhetoric of Hip Hop.” Alter/nativas, vol. 1, no. 2, 2014. Web. alternativa.osu.edu
- “Family Profession.” College Composition and Communication (Sept. 2013) link
- Multicultural Digital Storytelling (Bread Loaf School of English)
- Multimodal Literacy in the Digital Age (Bread Loaf School of English)
- Rhetoric of Storytelling
- Introduction to Writing Studies and Digital Publication
- Writing about Literature and Culture
- Social Justice and Literacy
- Multilingual First-Year Composition
- Developmental Writing
- Senior Seminar
Selected Multimodal Compositions
Below is a recent episode that I contributed to the Integral Podcast on the digital collection that I am currently co-editing.
Below is the video trailer for my monograph Reclaiming Poch@ Pop: Examining the Rhetoric of Cultural DeficiencyCruz Medina CV 2017 Contact: cnmedina AT scu DOT edu. Blog: Academia de Cruz Medina. Cruz Medina at Santa Clara University