Kate Birdsall joined the faculty in Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures in 2014. She is a rhetorician, a creative writer, and a teacher. Her current research centers on professional writing pedagogy and digital publishing, with ongoing secondary projects in digital humanities, genre formulations, and digital communities. She writes both short and long fiction, personal essays, and academic articles. She loves unreliable narrators and might be a dilettante; she’s definitely an existentialist.