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Julie Bokser

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD, English (Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric), University of Illinois at Chicago​
  • Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.4821
  • SAC 358​

Research Interests

Feminist rhetoric; writing pedagogy; digital portfolios; biblical rhetoric; rhetoric of colonial New Spain; rhetorics of silence and listening; writing centers

Courses Recently Taught

  • WRD 103 & 104: Composition and Rhetoric I and II
  • WRD 300: Composition and Style 
  • WRD 306: Rhetorical Traditions
  • WRD 361: Chicago Women Rhetors
  • WRD 390 Capstone: Rhetoric and ​
  • TCH 411: The Nature of English
  • WRD 515: The Essay
  • WRD 540: Teaching Writing

Recent Scholarsh​ip

  • Bokser, J. (2018). Inventing the Lady Manager: Rhetorically Constructing the “Working-Woman.” Peitho. Journal of theCoalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, 21.1, 1–23. ​
  • "Teaching and Inventing Public Memory: Chicago Women Rhetors.” Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Archives, and Memorials. Ed. Jane Greer and Laurie Grobman.  NY: Routledge, 2016.  147-159​
  • “Reading and Writing Sor Juana's Arch: Rhetorics of Belonging, Criollo Identity, and Feminist Histories." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42.2

Select Professional Activity

  • “Guiding Students in Metacognition.” DePaul Teaching and Learning Conference, May 2015. Researched and presented with DePaul team members of Inter/National Portfolio Cohort VII.​


  • Combined BA/BS to MA in Secondary Education TEACH Program Coordinating Committee
  • Committee on Contingent Faculty