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Matthew Troutman Halm

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media


Matthew Halm’s research focuses on the study of writing, grounded in composition studies while also incorporating materialist and post-structural understandings of media. Writing is not a container or a method of transmitting content but instead a complex environment within which writers and technologies interact to produce effects which are understood by readers to have certain functions. He is currently interested in theorizing writing as a process produced by the shifting material layers of the planet.


  • M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition from Washington State University, Pullman WA, 2012
  • B.A. in English and Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, 2010