Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder
BiographyMy name is Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder and I’m an Assistant Professor in the school of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University. I teach courses in professional, technical, science, business, and web writing, as well as the teaching of writing, digital rhetoric, and new media literacy. I have a PhD in rhetoric and composition, with a focus in technical writing, from Purdue University. My most recent research focused on the relationship of classical rhetoric, technology, and mobility studies and I’ve just finished work on book project that focuses on the same for the Routledge series “Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture.” The book is called Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation. I’m switching gears somewhat for my next research project, which will involve more of risk communication and the rhetoric of science and technology. That’s a significant change for me, so right now I’m just trying to read my way into a new field of study.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Rhetoric, Technical Communication, Professional Writing, The Teaching of Writing, Science Writing
bicycling, home brewing, reading, swearing at my garden
Published: Nov 03, 2015 by Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Authors: Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder
Increasingly, rhetoricians have taken up the task of understanding how rhetoric is applicable to material conditions, yet have found difficulty in approaching the rhetoric that exists between nonhumans. This essay suggests a micro-rhetorical stance, which avoids discussions over size and builds upon existing formulations of exploratory, nonhuman rhetorics.
By: Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder
Communicating Mobility and Technology: A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation recently received the Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication award at the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication.