Dr Beck Wise

Lecturer in Writing - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Beck Wise

Phone: +61 2 6773 1803

Email: rwise5@une.edu.au


My research interests are at the intersection of rhetoric, gender studies, and science and technology studies. I am currently developing a book project based on my doctoral research, which examined the ways medical imaging technologies are deployed in public arguments about the value of raced, gendered, disabled, and otherwise non-normate bodies.

My teaching interests include rhetorics of STEMM, multimodal writing and new media, writing pedagogy and cultural studies.

I hold a PhD in Rhetoric & Writing from the University of Texas, where I also served as Assistant Director of the Digital Writing & Research Lab, developing innovative practices for teaching writing with emerging technology. I previously earnt degrees in gender and cultural studies from the University of Texas (M.A) and the University of Sydney (B.A). I have also worked as a feature writer and editor on a variety of specialist publications in Australia and internationally. I joined UNE in 2017.


PhD, Rhetoric & Writing, University of Texas at Austin, 2017
MA, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
BA(Hons), Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, 2006

Teaching Areas

Academic and professional writing

Research Interests

Medicine and public culture
Visual rhetoric
Feminist rhetorical criticism


Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Miss TSA: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Pin-Up Skeleton”. Pre/Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory (forthcoming).

Reviews and Notes (selected)

Universal Design for Learning“. Discussion of and resources for universal design in teaching practice. Digital Writing & Research Lab, November 17, 2016.

Piktochart”. Discussion of and tutorial for infographic design tool Piktochart. Digital Writing & Research Lab, July 29, 2016.

TimeMapper”. Discussion of and lesson plan using data visualisation tool TimeMapper. Digital Writing & Research Lab, October 29, 2015.

JSTOR Labs #hackthehumanities @ UT Libraries”. Digital Writing & Research Lab, September 30, 2015.

Review of This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz. E3W Review of Books Vol. 13 (Spring 2013).

Popular Press Writing (selected)

“Feature Preview: The Great Southern Slam”. Derby News Network, June 8, 2012.


Rhetoric Society of America
National Women’s Studies Association
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia