Dr. Rachel Riedner

Dr. Rachel Riedner
Professor of Writing and of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Ames Hall 214
Mount Vernon Campus Life
2100 Foxhall Rd. NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
United States
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Transnational Feminisms

Feminist Rhetorics

Cultural Studies


Rachel Riedner is a Professor of Writing and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the George Washington University. Her research combines an interest in the material conditions of women's lives with feminist teaching and activism that challenges representations of women. She is particularly interested in how feminist teachers can develop strategies for communicating across political and social divides. Professor Riedner is the author of many scholarly publications and blogs. Her second book, Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism, was published in 2015. 


"Labor Literacies in Neoliberal Higher Education: Background of the Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Strike of 2016 with Seth Kahn and Kevin Mahoney" with Gordon Mantler. Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (2018) Volume 2, Article 14

"Transnational Approach to Feminist Rhetorical Practices." Invited contribution with Rebecca Dingo and Jennifer Wingard. Peitho, p. 181-189.

Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism Palgrave MacMillan series “Rhetoric, Society, Politics.” (2015)

“Where are the Women? Rhetoric of Gendered Labor in University Communities” Literacy and Composition Studies (2015) p. 122-130

“Disposable Drudgery: Outsourcing Goes to College” with Rebecca Dingo and Jennifer Wingard. Transnational Writing Program Administration. Ed. David Martins. Utah State University Press (2015) p. 265-288

“Toward a Cogent Analysis of Power: Transnational Rhetorical Studies” with Rebecca Dingo and Jennifer Wingard. JAC (2013) p. 517-528

“Lives of In-famous Women: Gender, Political Economy, Nation-State Power, and Persuasion in a Transnational Age.” JAC 33.3-4 (2013) p. 645-669 


2016 – present Editorial Board. Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in  the History of Rhetoric and Composition


Fulbright Specialist Candidate. Eligible for Fulbright Specialist Grants from 2015-2020

Faculty Specialist Award. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Republic of Ireland through Maynooth University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Limerick University, Athlone Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, and Dublin City College, Ireland. Travel, speaking, and consultation award.  (spring 2015) 

Elizabeth Flynn Award for the most outstanding article published in feminist rhetoric and composition “Lives of In-Famous Women” (2013)

Classes Taught

Global Feminisms

University Writing