KRISTIN MARIE BIVENS

CV
Associate Professor of English kbivens@ccc.edu
Department of English kristinbivens.com
612D, Harold Washington College ORCID
30 East Lake Street Google Scholar
Chicago, Illinois 60601 Humanities Commons
EDUCATION
PhD. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (2015), Texas Tech University. Dissertation:
Committee: Amy Koerber; Kelli Cargile Cook; and Ken Baake. “Listening to Other Cultures: Rhetoric,
Healthcare, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Communication in the United States, Denmark, and
Sweden.”
Master of Arts in English Language and Literature (2003), Western Illinois University. Thesis:
“Uncommon Voices: An Examination of the Revolutionary Writings of Anna Green Winslow and Sally
Wister.”
Committee: John Mann; Jay Balderson; and Shazia Rahman.
Studied Irish Literature, History, and Folklore at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Bachelor of Arts in History (2001), Western Illinois University. Thesis: “Real Revolutionaries: The Role
of Women in the American Revolution.”

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
Associate Professor, Department of English, Speech, and Theatre. Harold Washington College.
Chicago, Illinois. Fall 2016-present.
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Speech, and Theatre. Harold Washington College.
Chicago, Illinois. Fall 2009-present. (Sabbatical: spring 2014).
Instructor, Department of English, Speech, and Theatre. Harold Washington College. Chicago, Illinois.
Fall 2006-Fall 2009. (Tenure: fall 2009).
Instructor, Department of English. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas. Fall 2014.
Editorial Assistant, Technical Communication Quarterly. April 2011-September 2013.
Instructor (full-time), Department of English and Journalism, Western Illinois University. Fall 2004-
Spring 2006.
Instructor, Department of English, Spoon River College. Fall 2004-Spring 2005.
Teaching assistant, Department of English and Journalism, Western Illinois University. Fall 2001-
Spring 2003.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Newberry Library Scholar-in-Residence, Chicago, Illinois, AY 2018-2019.
Department of English, Academic Online Coordinator (associate chair; interim) for English,
Literature, Speech, and Theatre online courses for City Colleges of Chicago, spring 2017.
EDITORIAL WORK
Associate Editor, Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication book
series. Summer 2018-present.
Editorial Assistant, Technical Communication Quarterly. Summer 2011-fall 2013.

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REFEREED ARTICLES
Kristin Marie Bivens. “Reducing Harm by Designing for Users: The Opioid Epidemic, the Chicago
Recovery Alliance, and the Food and Drug Administration” in Communication Design Quarterly
(accepted; in production; 2019).
Kristin Marie Bivens. “Rhetorical Ventriloquism, Earwitnessing, and Soundscapes in a Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU)” in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (in production; 2019).
Kristin Marie Bivens and Kelli Cargile Cook. (2018). “Coordinating Distributed Memory: An
Environmental Engineer’s Proposal Writing Process Using a Product Calculator” in the Journal of
Business and Technical Communication, 32(3), 205-307. https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651918762028
Kristin Marie Bivens and Kirsti Cole. (2018) “The Grotesque Protest in Social Media as Embodied,
Political Rhetoric” in Journal of Communication Inquiry, 42(1), 5-25.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0196859917735650
Kristin Marie Bivens, Lora Arduser, Candice A. Welhausen, and Michael J. Faris. (2018). “A
Multisensory Literacy Approach to Biomedical Healthcare Technologies: Aural, Tactile, and Visual
Layered Health Literacies” in Kairos, 22(1), http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.2/topoi/bivens-et-
al/index.html
Carie S. Tucker King, Kristin Marie Bivens, Erin Pumroy, Susan Rauch, and Amy Koerber. (2017). “IRB
Problems and Solutions in Health Communication Research” in Health Communication.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2017.1321164
Kristin Bivens, Martha Kay Canter, Kirsti Cole, Violet Dutcher, Morgan Gresham, Luisa Rodriguez-
Connal, and Eileen Schell. (2013). “Sisyphus Rolls on: Reframing Women’s Ways of ‘Making It’ in
Rhetoric and Composition” Harlot, 10.

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS
Kristin Marie Bivens. (2018). “Rhetorically Listening for Microwithdrawals of Consent in Research
Practice” in L. Meloncon and J.B. Scott, (eds). Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine.
ISBN: 978-1315-3037-58).

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Kristin Marie Bivens (2017). Book Review: “Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New
Science of Alternative Medicine, by Colleen Derkatch” in Technical Communication Quarterly. doi:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2017.1297133
Kristin Bivens. (2013). “G.34 Toward a Sustainable Curriculum: Teaching FYC at the Community
College Level with a Focus on Food Politics, Consumption, and the Environment to Promote Critical
Literacy” Conference on College Composition and Communication session review essay in Kairos.
Kristin Bivens. (2012). “B.04 Medical Gateways: Ethnographic Studies of Communication Studies in
Emerging Contexts” Conference on College Composition and Communication session review essay in
Kairos.

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WORKS IN PROGRESS
Kristin Marie Bivens, Kirsti Cole, and Amy Koerber. “Curing Woman: Compromising Women’s Health
with Hormonal Birth Control.” Status: revising for edited collection: Woman, Patient, Advocate: 21st
Century Women’s Health Rhetoric.
Christa Teston, Laura Gonzales, Kristin Marie Bivens, and Kelly Whitney. “Surveying Precarious
Publics.” Status: in review at Rhetoric of Health and Medicine.
Candice A. Welhausen and Kristin Marie Bivens. “In the Public’s Hands: Crowdsourcing, Citizen First
Responders, and Precarious Publics.” Status: in review for special issue on public health for Rhetoric
of Health and Medicine.
Kristin Marie Bivens. “Constructing a Cultural Logic from an International Context: A Swedish Case
Study” Status: in review for special issue on communication, culture, and care for Journal of Technical
Writing and Communication.
Kristin Marie Bivens, Kirsti Cole, and Leah Heilig. “The Activist Syllabus as Technical Communication
and the Technical Communicator as Curator of Public Intellectualism” Status: in review at Technical
Communication Quarterly.
Kristin Marie Bivens, Jessica Ulmer, Tim Elliott, Gustav Karl Henrik Wiberg, Yocelyn Cabanas, and
Qahir Muhammad. “Locating Technical and Professional Communication at Two-Year Institutions.”
Status: writing for Programmatic Perspectives.

FUNDED RESEARCH
Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), Research Grant, 2018
(funded: $1500).
Helen Locke Carter Memorial Grant Research Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 2015.
Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Part-Time Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 2012 and 2013.
John Mahoney Research Fellowship, Western Illinois University, 2002.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING
“Casing the Scene: Logistics and Other Considerations for Field Research” for Kelli Cargile Cook’s
Theoretical Approaches to Technical Communication course; May 22, 2018 at Texas Tech University.
“The Opioid Overdose Epidemic, Lay Expertise, and Naloxone Spray” for Rhetoric of Health and
Medicine Symposium; September 14-15, 2017 at University of Cincinnati.
“Course-Level, Writing Placement Assessment;” April 27-28, 2017 at Blackhawk College in Moline, IL.
“Hybrid Pedagogy and Technology” for City Colleges of Chicago; April 2016 at Harold Washington
College.
Professional Development Panel for Kristen Moore’s Foundations of Technical Communication
course; 19 November 2015 at Texas Tech University.
“Ethical Expectations: Rhetorical Listening as a Code of Cross Cultural and Ethical Research Practice
Conduct” for Discourses of Health and Medicine Symposium;” September 2-5, 2015 at University of
Cincinnati.
Professional Development Workshop for Bradley Dilger’s TPC course; August 2013 at Western Illinois
University.
“HWC Hybrids: Policy and Practice” co-presented for Technology in Education Conference; April 2013
at Harold Washington College.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“In Fits and Starts: Pedagogical Applications for Logistical and Emotional Labor Awareness as
Methodological Preparation.” Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
(CPTSC). Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 4-6, 2018.
“Proximity, the Opioid Epidemic, and the Chicago Recovery Alliance and Lee’s Rig Hub.” Special
Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC). Milwaukee, Wisconsin. August 3-5, 2018.
(accepted; did not attend.)
“Reinventing with Rhetorical Listening: Using an Echo Methodology in a Rhetoric of Health and
Medicine Study Across Cultures” Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 31–June
2, 2018. (accepted; did not attend.)
“The Activist Syllabus as Technical Communication and the Technical Communicator as Curator of
Public Intellectualism” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference. Kansas City, Kansas.
March 13-14, 2018.
“Western Medicine and Layered Health Communication Literacies: Exploring the Ways that Aural,
Material, and Visual Technologies A/Effect Advocacy.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Conference. Houston, Texas. April 6, 2016.
“Listening to Biomedicine: Alarming Biometric Alarms.” Graduate Research Network at Computers
and Writing Conference. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. May 28, 2015.
“Five Problems, Five Solutions: Talking about the Challenges of Human-Participant Research Across
the Borders of Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication.” Rhetoric Society of America
Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 22-26, 2014.
“Writing Research in Health and Medicine: Crossing Geographic and Disciplinary Borders.” Writing
Research Across Borders Conference, Paris, France, February 19-22, 2014.
Co-Facilitator, Special Interest Group meeting of Women’s Network. Conference on College
Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, March 2013.
“Using E-Portfolios to Develop Students’ Communication Skills”: Two-Year College Chemistry
Consortium, Miracosta (CA) College, March 2012.
Facilitator, Special Interest Group meeting of Women’s Network; Conference on College
Composition and Communication, Louisville; March 2010.
“The Digestion of Feminist Sausage: The Contrapower Harassment Connection”; Feminisms and
Rhetorics Conference, Michigan State University, October 2009. (accepted; did not attend.)
“Defining, Identifying, and Addressing Contrapower (Sexual) Harassment in the Two-Year
Composition Classroom”; Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco,
March 2009.
“Uncommon Voices: The Revolutionary Writings of Anna Green Winslow and Sally Wister”; Women’s
Studies Conference, Marquette University, March 2006.
“The Dangers of Labeling in Academia”; English Graduate Student Association Conference,
University of Missouri-Columbia, February 2002.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Reviewing: Journals, Collections, and Special Issues
Teaching English at Two-Year Colleges (TETYC), 2018.
International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) edited collection, 2018.
Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2018.
Technical Communication Quarterly special issue on the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine and Medical
Humanities, fall 2017.
Reviewing: Conferences
Special Interest Group for Medical Rhetoric at Conference on College Composition and
Communication, 2018.
Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) conference proposals, spring 2018.
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference proposals, 2016 & 2017.
Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium Graduate Student Proposals, spring 2017.
Institutional Review Board for City Colleges of Chicago
Member, spring 2017 & 2018-present.
Chair, fall 2017.
Committees
Member of City Colleges of Chicago Learning Management System Committee, fall 2016-spring 2017.
Writer/Chair for Higher Learning Commission Self-Study Report Criterion 2: Integrity at Harold
Washington College, fall 2016-fall 2017.
Member of City Colleges of Chicago Writing Placement Committee, spring 2016.
Coordinator for Committee on the Art and Science of Teaching at Harold Washington College, 2016.
Member of College Composition and Communication (CCC) Committee on the Status of Women in
the Profession, June 2007-August 2013.
Mentor for De Paul University’s MA certificate in two-year college teaching, fall 2008/9; spring 2011.
Member of Steering Committee for Chicago Composition Symposium featuring Nancy Sommers;
Bedford/St. Martin’s, Chicago; April 2010

HONORS, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Excellence in Proposal Reviewing, 2018.
Recipient, Graduate School Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Summer 2012.
Nominee, Employee of the Month, Harold Washington College, 2018: February. 2013: February,
March, October, and November; 2009: March
Finalist, Employee of the Month, Harold Washington College, April 2007.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Camp Ondessonk, Volunteer, 30 July-5 August 2017 & 4 June-7 June 2018.
Survivor Girl Ukulele Band, fundraiser event coordinator, October 2016.
Chicago Marathon, Volunteer, 9 October 2016 &13 October 2013.
Chicago Market Co-Op, Volunteer, 24 September 2016.
Tour de France, Bern, Switzerland, Volunteer, 18 and 20 July 2016.
Green Light New Orleans, Volunteer, 9 October 2015 & 25 October 2008.
Presidential Day of Service, Chicago, Volunteer. February 2010.
Frederick Douglass High School, Volunteer Teacher, New Orleans, 1-7 April 2007.
Hands On Network, Volunteer, New Orleans, 1-7 June 2006.

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