AMY CHARRON

RHETORIC AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

AMY CHARRON

About Me

Personal Information

Name: Amy Charron

Phone: (512) 592-0214

E-mail: amy.tuttle@utexas.edu

Address: 4702 Bayside Dr. Austin, TX 78744

Bio

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin where I research computational methods, digital rhetoric, data science, new media, and information design. My current research project, The Method Machine, begins with a historical appraisal of the research methods and methodologies of Rhetoric and Composition in order to investigate the ways in which embracing the fractured methodological history of the field is critical to understanding the current unified epistemological contributions of Rhetoric and Composition as an academic research discipline. I illustrate rhetoric’s contribution to research methods by describing common methodological moves via a case study in which I use a quantitative research environment (R) to identify Russian Twitter bots (automated accounts that are used to spread propaganda) that were active during the 2016 US Presidential election.

 

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Education

2014 - 2020

The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing

Research interests: technical writing, computational research methods, digital rhetoric, data science, new media studies, digital humanities, and posthumanist theory

 

2012 - 2014

Texas Christian University

M.A. in English (Rhetoric focus)

Graduate Certificate in New Media Studies

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies

 

2009 - 2012

The University of Texas at Arlington

B.A. in English

magna cum laude

Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

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Contact

Address

4702 Bayside Dr.

Austin, TX 78744

Phone

(512) 592-0214