Christina Cedillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Writing,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Christina V. Cedillo graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011, with a doctorate in English, specializing in rhetoric and composition. She is an assistant professor of Writing, and affiliated faculty in Latina/o and Latin American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research examines the relationship between rhetorics of embodiment (implicit and explicit codes of behavior) and embodied rhetorics (how people communicate in the flesh). Her main areas of focus include the intersections of race, gender, and disability; critical pedagogy; decolonial/cultural histories of rhetorics; and Latinx histories and educational experiences.
Dr. Cedillo’s work has been published in Feminist Studies in Religion (awarded the second place Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholar Award for 2014), Present Tense, Composition Forum, and several edited collections. In addition to being co-founder and co-lead editor for the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, she is also on the Review Board for constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space, a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee, co-chair of the CCCC Latinx Caucus, and co-chair of the CCC Committee on Disability Issues. She is currently working on a monograph about the role of the body in colonial and Indigenous approaches to literacy across several Mexican/Chicanx time periods.