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Matthew Troutman Halm

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

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 ecological models of writing and in incorporating the mixed semiotic frameworks of Félix Guattari with composition studies.

Education

  • 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