Reneé H. Reynolds is a scholar of comic books, who focuses on the rhetorical history of media panics that have affected comics-like forms since their inception. These studies shape on-going research into fringe fan cultures in general and comics culture specifically in order to better understand the often-delicate dialectical relationship they maintain with consumer identities that are seemingly paradoxical in their indulgence in and animosity towards popular culture. She earned a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition & the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona in 2018. Since stepping to the front of a classroom for the first time in 2006, she has taught literature, creative writing (the focus of her master’s degree), first-year writing and composition, and undergraduate research. Throughout her teaching career, she has focused on traditionally underrepresented populations and TRiO-funded teaching projects, including the University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium.
Assistant Professor of Practice