Lisa King is a Lenape (Munsee)/Euro-American scholar who earned her PhD in English
with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition and an emphasis in American
Indian and Indigenous Rhetorics in 2008.
She has taught a variety of courses, including undergraduate composition at a
variety of levels and courses in autobiography and life writing, environmental literatures,
and American Indian literatures.
Her research interests are interdisciplinary, and include theorizing the teaching
of Indigenous texts in the rhetoric and composition classroom, Native American
and Indigenous rhetorics, and the rhetorics of cross-cultural sites such as
Indigenous museums and cultural centers. Her scholarship has appeared or is
forthcoming in journals such as Pedagogy, American Indian Quarterly,
and Rhetoric Review. Currently, her work
explores two strands: on the one hand, the impact of teaching cross-cultural
rhetorical alliances as part of the composition classroom, and on the other
hand, the relationship between rhetoric and material cultural practices in the
context of Native-based cross-cultural outreach programs.
Areas of Interest
composition at a variety of levels, material and visual rhetorics, American Indian and Indigenous rhetorics and literatures, cross-cultural communication, and genre theory.
BA, Missouri Southern State University PhD & MA, University of
Spring Semester 2012
Intro to Lit: Lit & Culture (AM Indian/Indigenous)