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erin brock carlson

Hi y'all! I am an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University, where I teach courses in the Professional Writing and Editing program. I teach courses in business, professional, and technical writing, multimedia writing, writing theory, and the digital humanities.

My research areas include professional/technical communication, public rhetorics, methods for community engagement, and digital participatory methodologies. My current projects include documenting the experiences of West Virginians affected by natural gas pipeline development; advocating for access and distribution of ethically collected and curated public health data; and developing place-based methods for community engagement pedagogy. I am also working on a larger project about the importance of place-based knowledges in technical communication, drawing from a yearlong participatory photovoice project with a group of community organizers in the Appalachian region.

I'm always happy to chat about research or teaching, so feel free to reach out via social media or my WVU email, erin[dot]carlson[at]mail[dot]wvu[dot]edu.