John Gallagher PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of English


I examine the ways that writers contend with interactive and participatory audiences on the Internet. I am also interested in the way that writing functions as capital in social media.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Writing Studies
  • Audience Theory
  • Web 2.0
  • New Media

Research Description

  • I study the way writers contend with participatory audiences in the context of Web 2.0. I also specialize in qualitative research methods; in particular, case study methodologies.


  • BTW 250
  • BTW 490


Journal Articles

  • "Challenging the Monetized Template." enculturation (2016): n/a.
  • "Five Strategies Internet Writers Use to “Continue the Conversation”." Written Communication 32.4 (2015): 396-425.
  • "The Rhetorical Template." Computers and Composition: An International Journal 34.1 (2015): 1-11.
  • "The Emotion for Opening the Text Message." Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship 22.2 (2012): 36-43.

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