Erika Sparby

  • CURRENT COURSES
  • ENG 349.Sec 001 Technical Writing II
  • ENG 349.Sec 002 Technical Writing II
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • social media, memes, and online aggression; gender and identity in digital public discourse
  • Ph D Rhetoric and Composition; Technical Communication - 2017
  • Northern Illinois University
  • DeKalb, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Memes and 4chan and Haters, Oh My! Rhetoric, Identity, and Online Aggression
  • MA English Studies - 2011
  • University of Colorado
  • Boulder, CO
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Sparby, E. M. (2017). Digital Social Media and Aggression: Memetic Rhetoric in 4chan’s Collective Identity. Computers and Composition, 45,. Pp. 85-97.
  • Lukowski, A. A. & Sparby, E. M. (2016). Breastfeeding, Authority, and Genre: Women’s Ethos in Wikipedia and Blogs. Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Sparby, E. M. Meming/Counter-Meming: Remixing Negative Memes to Deconstruct Stereotypes, presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2017, Portland, OR.
  • Sparby, E. M. Fake Geek Girl, Remixed: Resisting Negative Stereotypes through Counter-Memes, presented at Cultural Rhetorics, October 2016, East Lansing, MI.
  • Sparby, E. M. Anonymity, Design, and Identification: The Rhetorical Construction of Identity on Digital Social Media, presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 2016, Houston, TX.
  • Day, M., Sparby, E. M., Lukowski, A. A., & Marquis, D. Digitizing Analog Networks to Share and Reflect on Student Writing, presented at Computers and Writing, May 2015, Menomonie, WI.
  • Gloria Anzaldua Rhetorician Award
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • 2016