Shannon Walters earned her PhD in English and Women’s Studies from Penn State University. She joined the Temple faculty in 2009 and teaches and researches in rhetoric and composition, women’s studies and disability studies. She is the author of Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics (University of South Carolina Press, 2014). Her research interests also include technology studies, critical animal studies and graphic narrative.
Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.
“Towards a Critical ASD Pedagogy of Insight: Teaching, Researching and Valuing the Social Literacies of Neurodiverse Students.” forthcoming in Research in the Teaching of English
“Unruly Rhetorics: Disability, Animality and New Kinship Compositions.” PMLA 129.3 (2014): 471-477.
“Seeking, Playful Translators: Emotion, Difference and Connection in Human-Animal Relations.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics, 33.1-2 (2013): 336-351.
“Cool Aspie Humor: Cognitive Difference and Kenneth Burke’s Comic Corrective in The Big Bang Theory and Community.” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 7.3 (2013): 271-288.
“Everyday Life, Everyday Death: Race, Gender and Third Wave Cultural Activism on Six Feet Under’s Online Fansite.” Feminist Media Studies 11.3 (2011): 363-378.