Alexis McGee received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio where she also received two certificates of concentration in Linguistics and Rhetoric and Composition. Her research focuses on Black Feminist Theory, African American language, literacies, and rhetorics as well as rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy. Dr. McGee has published in Pedagogy, Obsidian, as well as Computers and Composition to name a few.
|McGee, Alexis. From Blues to Beyoncé: A Generation of Black Women’s Sonic Rhetoric. (under advance contract with SUNY Press).|
|Billingsley, Khadeidra and Alexis McGee. “Black Feminist Pedagogy, Extra-Institutional Mentorship, and Other Things Learned from the Black Caucus.” NCTE/CCCC: Teaching, Organizing, and Learning in the Contemporary Freedom Struggle. Edited by Jamal Cooks, David F. Green Jr., and Mudiwa Pettus. (Forthcoming).|
|McGee, Alexis. “(Re)Reading Sor Juana’s Rhetorics: The Intersectional, Cultural, and Feminist Rhetorician.” Rhetoric Review. vol. 40, iss, 3, 2021. (Forthcoming).|
McGee, Alexis. “Beyisms: The Southern Sociolinguistic Strategies and Rhetorics in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.” Beyoncé, Black Feminism, and Spirituality: The Lemonade Reader, edited by Kinitra Brooks and Kameelah Martin, Routledge, 2019.
McGee, Alexis and J. David Cisneros. “Looking Forward, Looking Back: A Dialogue on ‘The Imperative of Racial Rhetorical Criticism.’” Special issue of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol 15, iss. 4, 2018.
|Cultivating New Voices Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 2020-2022|
|Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 2014|
WRDS 150A: Listening, Reading, and Writing Voice
This course investigates the importance of voice as it is composed through a variety of forms. What does it mean to read voice within texts? How do we listen to voices? How can we craft voice when we write? In addition to seeking answers to these questions, this course builds working definitions for the features defining voice, loosely, by engaging with scholarly conversations across discourses (sociolinguistics, writing studies, postcolonialism, etc.). By the end of this course, students should be able to identify, develop, and understand of how voice can be used rhetorically.