RCTE Affiliate Faculty

Dev K. Bose 

  • Assistant Director of Online Writing and Accessibility
  • Acting Associate Director of Writing Program
  • Affiliate Faculty of Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English,
  • Co-chair of Disability Studies Initiative

Pronouns: He/him/his

Dev K. Bose is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. He received his doctorate degree from Clemson University in the program of Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, and his master’s degree in English (Rhetoric and Composition emphasis) and bachelor’s degree in English Education (20th Century American Literature emphasis) from California State University, Long Beach. His research and teaching interests focus on disability rhetorics and multimodal composition, with a particular interest in privilege and access pertaining to technology in relation to rhetorical conceptions of invisible disabilities. Twice awarded the Disability in College Composition Travel Award, Dev is also site manager for the CCCC Standing Group in Disability Studies. Within the Writing Program he has multiple roles, including preceptor for GTAs in their first year of teaching, faculty advisor for Difference and Inequality, and assistant programmer of online writing initiatives. CV is available at http://devbose.com. More information about the CCCC group can be found here: http://disabilityrhetoric.com.

Research Interests: As part of his work in disability studies and multimodal composition, Dev retains interests in rhetorics of privilege and access pertaining to technology, and is pursuing a book project on rhetorical conceptions of invisible disabilities.



Martiza E. Cardenas

  • Assistant Professor, English

Maritza Cardenas is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate and masters degree from the University of Michigan in the program of American Culture, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in Comparative Literature. Her research and teaching interests focus on US Central Americans, US American ethnicities, Latina/o cultural productions, identity and subject formation, and popular culture. A recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellowship, she has published in journals such as Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature, and has works forthcoming in the anthologies Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century US Media (Routledge 2016) and US Central American Belongings. Current works in progress include articles on Central American identity politics and Central American material culture.  She is also working on her book manuscript, which highlights the historical, socio-political, and economic processes that have facilitated the construction of a pan-ethnic transnational cultural identity (US Central American) to emerge in the US diaspora.




Keith Harms

Keith has a PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Fiction Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently Assistant Director for Professional and Technical Writing. His research interests include the intersection of language ideologies, writing assessment and postcolonial theory, as well as feminist approaches to pedagogy and technical communication practice. He is co-chair of the Writing Program Assessment Committee where he works to implement socially just practice to program assessment.



Ken S. McAllister

  • Professor of Public & Applied Humanities,

Ken S. McAllister specializes in the early history of Western rhetorics, rhetorics of technology, and computer game studies. He has authored or co-authored six books, three edited collections, and dozens of articles and book chapters on media history, theory, and analysis. In his role as Co-Director of the Learning Games Initiative Research Archive—one of the largest publicly accessible collections of computer games and related material in the world—he has also published and lectured widely on the politics and processes of digital artifact archiving and preservation. 

Ken is currently serving as the Associate Dean of Research and Program Innovation in the College of Humanities, is Co-Chair of the Research Computing Governance Council's Data Visualization Committee, and is a founding partner of the UA iSpace, a campus-located maker lab accessible to all students, staff, and faculty interested in exploring immersive VR, augmented reality, 3D modeling and additive manufacturing, motion capture, Arduino and Raspberry Pi development, and other innovative tools for transdisciplinary scholars and teachers.





Judd Ruggill

  • Department Head, Public / Applied Humanities
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor, School of Theatre/Film and Television

Judd Ruggill is an Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Public and Applied Humanities. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the Africana Studies Program, the Deparment of English, the School of Information, the School of Theatre, Film & Television, and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. He joined the University of Arizona in 2016 as part of the Computational Media Cluster initiative. From 2008-2016, he was a faculty member in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University and a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of English, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. He holds a PhD in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies from the University of Arizona (2005), and co-directs the Learning Games Initiative, a transdisciplinary, inter-institutional research group he co-founded in 1999 to study, teach with, build, and archive computer games.

Dr. Ruggill's research and teaching interests center on mass media history, theory, and business, with a particular emphasis on computer game technologies, play, and cultures. 

His essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, and his books include Inside the Video Game Industry: Game Developers Talk About the Business of Play (Routledge, 2017), Tempest: Geometries of Play (U. of Michigan, 2015), AZ 100 Indie Film: A State of Arizona Centennial Celebration (Confluencenter/AZMAC, 2012), Gaming Matters: Art, Science, Magic, and the Computer Game Medium (U. of Alabama, 2011), The Computer Culture Reader (CSP, 2009), and Fluency in Play: Computer Game Design for Less Commonly Taught Language Pedagogy (CERCLL, 2008).




Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • Faculty Affiliate, Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
  • Faculty Affiliate, Institute for LGBT Studies

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan joins the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of English. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric with an emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley. Trained as an interdisciplinary cultural theorist, Srinivasan's recent publications include work on South Asian Anglophone literatures and travel writing, museum exhibits, digital archives, anticolonial rhetorics, the institutional history of Postcolonial Studies, and an experiment in cross-generational dialogue. Her current book project is a study of the literary and critical discourses on an emergent, global India in the “Asian” 21st century. 

 Srinivasan has recent or forthcoming essays in journals of Comparative Literature (Comparative Literature Studies; The Comparatist), South Asian Studies (South Asian Review), Media Studies (Studies in South Asian Film and Media), Asian/American Studies (Verge: Studies in Global Asias), Women's Studies (Women and Performance), and Urban Studies (Room One Thousand)--in addition to edited volumes and academic review forums like post45 Contemporaries, Qui Parle, and Public Books. 

She is on the Academic Council of the South Asian American Digital Archive and is an invited contributor to MLA’s Teaching Options series and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. A former journalist and editor of India Currents magazine, she wrote an award-winning, syndicated personal essay column for 15 years. Her work has been published in over two dozen journalistic venues in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Asia, including NewYorker.com, LA Review of Books, openDemocracy, The Caravan, and Himal Southasian.  

Before coming to UA, Srinivasan taught at UC Berkeley, where she won two teaching awards, and the University of Nevada, Reno, where her first batch of graduate students gave her the delightfully named EGO award (English Graduate Organization award) for best seminar.






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