The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to our new assistant editors: Molly Margaret Kessler, Fernando Sánchez, Bryna Siegel Finer, & Erin Trauth. We are excited for this next chapter in RHM’s story, and we look forward to the contributions these fine scholars will add to the work of the journal and the shape of our field.
To introduce themselves to the RHM community, each assistant editor has included a brief bio:
Molly Margaret Kessler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her recent research focuses on lived experiences with chronic illness, gastrointestinal conditions, and stigma. Her work has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Journal of Health Communication, and the edited collection Rhetoric of Health and Medicine As/Is.
Fernando Sánchez is Associate Professor of English in Professional Writing at the University of St. Thomas. He has taught courses in medical writing/rhetoric, political rhetoric, grant writing, and spatial rhetorics. Within medical rhetorics, his particular research interest is in the rhetoric of mental health. His work has appeared in the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Technical Communication Quarterly, Computers and Composition, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Pedagogy, the WAC journal, Technical Communication, the WPA journal, and several edited collections.
Bryna Siegel Finer is Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she directs the liberal studies English program and writing across the curriculum. She is the co-editor of two collections: Women’s Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity in the 21st Century and Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research. Her scholarship has appeared in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Rhetoric Review, Journal of Writing Assessment, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and elsewhere.
Erin Trauth is an Assistant Professor of Public and Professional Writing at High Point University. She served as an inaugural assistant editor for Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. Erin now contributes special marketing content and design projects to the journal. Her writing has appeared in Community Literacy Journal, the American Medical Writers Association Journal, and the International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development. Erin has work forthcoming in Technical Communication, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, and The Rhetorical Construction of Veganism and Vegetarianism.