2016, #4082, Dr, Cruz Medina, Assistant Professor, English Department, faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

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



Selected Publications

  • Medina, Cruz, and Octavio Pimentel, editors. Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media. Logan: Computers and Composition Digital P/Utah State UP, 2018, http://ccdigitalpress.org/shorthand.
  • “Identity, Decolonialism, and Digital Archives.” Composition Studies, vol. 45, no. 2, 2017, pp. 222-225. scholar commons link
  • 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
  • “Family Profession.” College Composition and Communication (Sept. 2013) scholar commons link



Courses Taught


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 Deficiency

Cruz Medina CV 2017 Contact: cnmedina AT scu DOT edu. Blog: Academia de Cruz Medina. Cruz Medina at Santa Clara University badge-reinventing