Daisy Pignetti

English and Philosophy

Office: 219 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-5139
Email: pignettid@uwstout.edu


Ph.D. English/Rhetoric and Composition. University of South Florida. 2010

  • Dissertation: Writing to (Re)New Orleans: The Post-Hurricane Katrina Blogosphere and Its Ability to Heal and Inspire Recovery

M.A. English/Composition Studies and Linguistics. Northeastern University. 1999

B.A. English/Writing. Loyola University of New Orleans. 1996

Research Interests

  • Computers and Composition
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology, Identity & Community
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Popular Culture & Television

Courses Taught


  • 101-Composition I
    • Google Generation Learning Community, 2010 & 2011
  • 102-Composition II
  • 121-Introduction to Professional Communication
  • 320-Business Writing
  • 335-Critical Approaches to Digital Humanities
  • 371-Advanced Rhetoric/Strategies for Argumentation
  • 480-Seminar in the Digital Humanities
  • 495-Digital Humanities Capstone


  • 720-Rhetorical Theory
  • 745-Communication Strategies for Emerging Media


  • Elizabeth Barone, Texting, Social Media and Literacy: Writing in the Collegiate Classroom. Fall 2011.
  • Carmen Butt, Patient Care and Digital Spaces: The Role of Social Media within Participatory Medicine. Fall 2012
  • Heidi Decker-Maurer, I Can Haz Rhetoric? How Image Macros and Memes Address Social Issues in an Age of Participatory Culture. Fall 2012.

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