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


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

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.