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Andy Bowman (he/him)

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English Building Room 248


Andrew Bowman is a PhD student in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

After growing up in Houston, Andy earned his BA in Rhetoric, History, and Government at the University of Texas at Austin. There he developed a deep appreciation and love for rhetoric and its use as a framework for understanding community decision making. After graduating, he worked for the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities organizing teacher professional development for middle- and high-school humanities teachers. His research looks at how students groups argue with university administrators and the role collective actions plays in shaping college campuses.

Research Interests

Rhetoric, queer histories, queer theory, composition pedagogy, writing program administration


BA - Rhetoric, History, Government, & Humanities - Spring 2013

MA - English and Writing Studies - Fall 2017

Courses Taught

RHET 101 Principles of Writing

RHET 102 Principles of Research

RHET 105 Writing and Research

BTW 250 Business and Technical Writing

Other positions held

Peer Mentor, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program (Fall 2016)

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program (Spring 2017-Spring 2018)

Assistant Director, Program in Professional Writing (Fall 2020-Spring 2021)