Ann Shivers-McNair

Assistant Professor

Director, Professional and Technical Writing

I study writing, rhetoric, and design in professional and community contexts, like technology companies and makerspaces, as well as in academic classrooms and programs. My book, Beyond the Makerspace: Making and Relational Rhetorics, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press, and my work also appears in journals, edited collections, and conference proceedings. (See my CV.) I have received national awards for my coauthored work, including the 2018 Society of Technical Communication Frank R. Smith Distinguished Article Award, and I am an associate editor of Technical Communication Quarterly. At the University of Arizona, I am director of professional and technical writing in the English Department, affiliated faculty in the School of Information, and a co-organizer of UX@UA, a user experience professional community in Tucson, Arizona.