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Gabriela Ríos

Beginning in fall 2016, Gabriela Raquel Ríos will assume a new position as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. Presently, Dr. Ríos (2011-2012) is a part-time instructor at South Seattle College, where she teaches developmental first year writing courses. She holds a PhD in English, with an emphasis in Cultural Rhetorics from Texas A&M University. Her research brings Indigenous Studies into conversation with Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Broadly, her work is concerned with interrogating the material processes through which knowledge, culture, and rhetoric are constituted. In her teaching, she is invested in respecting and recognizing the multiple literacies and modalities available to students as they compose for diverse audiences, sites, and contexts. In 2014, Dr. Ríos was awarded the Excellence in Social Justice award from the University of Central Florida for her work with farm worker activists in the Orlando area. She is currently the President of the Farm Worker Ministry-Northwest, where she continues her work on farm worker activism.