Bloom-Pojar, Rachel

Assistant Professor
English - General

PhD, Rhetoric and Composition, University of Kansas
BA, English and Spanish, Creighton University

Teaching and Research Interests:
Translingual Literacies
Cross-cultural Medical Rhetoric
Public Writing and Community Engagement
Global Health and Latin America/El Caribe
Latinx Rhetorics
Rhetorical Practices for Interpretation and Translation

Teaching Experience:

Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Composition Theory (Graduate)
Writing in the Health Professions
Health Literacy and Social Justice
Genre in Writing
First- and Second-Year Composition
Advanced Composition: Writing across Multiple Dialects & Languages
Technical Writing
Grant Writing for STEM

Recent Publications:
Bloom-Pojar, R. (2018). Translanguaging Outside the Academy: Negotiating Rhetoric and Healthcare in the Spanish Caribbean. The National Council of Teachers of English: Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR) Series.

Bloom-Pojar, R. and Gonzales, L. (Forthcoming). “Medical Interpretation as/is a Rhetorical Approach to Health Care.” The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine As/Is: Theories and Concepts for an Emerging Field. Eds. Lisa Meloncon, Scott Graham, Jenell Johnson, John Lynch, and Cynthia Ryan. The Ohio State University Press.

Singer, S. Bloom-Pojar, R., Dubriwny, T., Kinney, T., McFarlane, M., Murawski, C., Stockwell, J., and Jensen, R. (Forthcoming). “Reevaluating Our Commitments: Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity,     and the Future of Feminist Rhetoric.” Rhetorics Change, Eds. Jenny Rice and Chelsea Graham. Intermezzo and Parlor Press.

Bloom-Pojar, R. (2017). “Translingual Rhetorical Engagement in Transcultural Health Spaces.” Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. Eds. Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott. New York: Routledge. 214-234.

Bloom, R. (2014). “Negotiating Language in Transnational Health Care: Exploring Translingual Literacy through Grounded Practical Theory,” Journal of Applied Communication Research42(3), 268-284.