Ann Shivers-McNair

Assistant Professor

Director, Professional and Technical Writing

Ann Shivers-McNair is Assistant Professor and Director of Professional and Technical Writing in the Department of English and Affiliated Faculty in the School of Information at the University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in journals such as Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction; Computers and CompositionAcross the Disciplines; Technical CommunicationKairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; and College Composition and Communication. She also serves as associate editor of Technical Communication Quarterly.


Selected Publications

Shivers-McNair, Ann. “Mediation and Boundary Marking: A Case Study of Making Literacies in a Makerspace.” Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction (In press 2019): Available online (library access).

Shivers-McNair, Ann, Laura Gonzales, and Tetyana Zhyvotovska. “An Intersectional Feminist Framework for Community-Driven Technology Innovation.” Computers and Composition vol. 50 (March 2019). Available online (open access).

Shivers-McNair, Ann, Joy Phillips, Alyse Campbell, Hanh H. Mai, Alice Yan, John Forrest Macy, James Wenlock, Savannah Fry, and Yishan Guan. “User-Centered Design In and Beyond the Classroom: Toward an Accountable Practice.” Computers and Composition vol. 49 (September 2018). Available online (open access).

Shivers-McNair, Ann. “Making and Mattering.” In Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change. Eds. Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, and Eric Detweiler. Intermezzo/Parlor Press, 2018. Available online (open access).

Romero, Yasmine, and Ann Shivers-McNair. “Encountering Internationalization in the Writing Classroom: Resistant Teaching and Learning Strategies.” Across the Disciplines vol. 15 no. 1 (April 2018): 47-60. Available online (open access).

Shivers-McNair, Ann, and Clarissa San Diego. “Localizing Communities, Goals, Communication, and Inclusion: A Collaborative Approach.” Technical Communication vol. 64 no. 2 (May 2017): 97-112. (2018 Society for Technical Communication's Frank R. Smith Distinguished Article Award)

Guerra, Juan, and Ann Shivers-McNair. “Toward a New Vocabulary of Motives: Re(con)figuring Entanglement in a Translingual World.” Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs. Eds. Bruce Horner and Laura Tetreault. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2017. (2017 Modern Languages Association Mina P. Shaughnessy Book Prize)

Shivers-McNair, Ann. “3D Interviewing with Researcher POV Video: Bodies and Knowledge in the Making.” PraxisWiki, Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy vol. 21 no.2 (January 2017). Available online (open access).