Caddie Alford

Caddie Alford, PhD

Pronouns: She/her

Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

Affiliate Faculty in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies

Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., room 313

Curriculum vitae



New Media



  • PhD in Rhetoric, Indiana University
  • MA in Rhetoric, Indiana University
  • BA in English, Beloit College

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical theory
  • Digital rhetoric
  • Social media culture
  • Intersections between rhetoric and philosophy in antiquity
  • Disability studies
  • Writing pedagogies
  • Feminisms

Select Publications


  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Rhetoric Society of Europe
  • Modern Language Association
  • Nordic Rhetoric Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • National Communication Association
  • International Society for the History of Rhetoric
  •  American Society for the History of Rhetoric


  • ENGL250: Reading Film
  • ENGL350: Digital Rhetoric
  • ENGL310: Professional Writing
  • ENGL304: Writing About Music
  • ENGL453: Modern Rhetoric