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Dr. Rachel Riedner

Executive Director
Ames 214
Address: 2100 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-242-5156
[email protected]

Dr. Rachel Riedner is a Professor of Writing and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Executive Director of the University Writing Program at the George Washington University.

Dr. Riedner is a nationally and internationally known scholar and administrator who was recently granted a Fulbright Specialist Grant to work with faculty on writing curriculum at the University of Tromsø, Norway. In Norway, and in the Republic of Ireland, Dr. Riedner has worked with faculty across the disciplines to develop writing curriculum. Dr. Riedner is involved with curricular initiatives that support writing in all of GW's schools, most recently in the Department of Physics.

Dr. Riedner's research combines an interest in the transactional functions of writing, rhetoric, and language, material analysis of labor and production, and feminist activism. She is the author of two books, Democracies to Come: Rhetorical Action, Neoliberalism, and Communities of Resistance (Lexington Books 2008) and Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism (Palsgrave MacMillan 2015) as well as multiple essays and book chapters.