Dustin W. Edwards

Dustin W. Edwards, Ph.D.


Dustin Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida. Edwards' current research attends to the material infrastructures that underpin writing and rhetoric in an age of big data, ubiquitous computing, and proprietary platforms. He is especially invested in studying how such infrastructures—which are often believed to be neutral, immaterial, and/or apolitical—contribute to disparities within particular communities and landscapes. His research has appeared in Computers and Composition, Computers and Composition Online, Enculturation, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, and several edited collections.


  • Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from Miami University (2016)
  • M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University (2012)

Research Interests

  • digital and material rhetorics
  • circulation studies 
  • professional writing
  • public rhetorics and writing 
  • environmental rhetoric
  • infrastructure 

Selected Publications

Edited Collections

  • Edwards, Dustin, and Bridget Gelms. “The Rhetorics of Platforms,” Special Issueof Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 6, no. 3, 2018. 


  • Edwards, Dustin. “Digital Rhetoric on a Damaged Planet: Storying Digital Damage as Inventive Response to the Anthropocene.” Rhetoric Review, vol. 30, no. 1, 2020.
  • Gelms, Bridget, and Dustin Edwards. “A Technofeminist Approach to Platform Rhetorics.” Computers and Composition Online. Special issue on “Technofeminism: (Re)Generations and Intersectional Futures.” Eds. Jacqueline Rhodes, Angela Haas, and Danielle Nicole DeVoss. March 2019. 
  • Edwards, Dustin W. "Circulation Gatekeepers: Unbundling the Platform Politics of YouTube's Content ID." Computers and Composition 47 (2018): 61-74.
  • Edwards, Dustin. “On Circulatory Encounters: The Case for Tactical Rhetorics.” enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, vol. 25, 2017, http://enculturation.net/circulatory_encounters 
  • Edwards, Dustin W. "Framing Remix Rhetorically: Toward A Typology of Transformative Work." Computers and Composition, vol. 39, 2016, pp. 41-54.
  • Edwards, Dustin W. "Playing With Plagiarism: Remixing What Sticks." Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, vol. 11., no. 1, 2014. 

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Forthcoming Edwards, Dustin. "Deep Circulation." Privacy Matters: Conversations about Surveillance Within and Beyond the Classroom. Eds. Estee Beck and Les Hutchinson. U of Colorado P.  2020.
  • Dieterle, Brandy, Dustin Edwards, and Dan Martin. “Confronting Digital Aggression with an Ethics of Circulation.” Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment, Eds. Jessica Reyman and Erika Sparby. Routledge, 2019, pp. 197­–213. 
  • Edwards, Dustin, and Heather Lang. "Entanglements That Matter: A New Materialist Trace of #YesAllWomen." Circulation, Writing, and Rhetoric, edited by Laurie Gries and Collin Brooke, Utah State UP, 2018. 
  • Edwards, Dustin, and Enrique Paz. “Only Geniuses Can Be Writers.” Bad Ideas About Writing. Eds. Drew Loewe and Cheryl Ball. West Virginia University Digital Publishing Institute, 2017, pp. 64-70. 


  • Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Best Dissertation Award, 2016 
  • Spiro Peterson Award for Teaching and Research Excellence, 2015
  • Sinclair Dissertation Fellowship, 2015-16


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11066 ENC4379 Writing and Rhetoric Capstone Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable
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92947 ENC5920 Col Rhet and Comp Video Strmng (V1) COVD DL exmp W 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
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61825 ENC6421 Digital Rhetorics World Wide Web (W) C Unavailable
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Updated: Aug 22, 2020