Maria E. Gigante

Maria E. Gigante

Maria E. Gigante
Dr. Gigante

Dr. Maria E. Gigante

Assistant Professor of English
Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Mailing address

Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331

Office: (269) 387-2631


912 Sprau Tower


Ph.D. University of Maryland (2012)


Maria E. Gigante is an assistant professor of English in the Rhetoric and Writing Studies program. Her research is focused on the rhetoric of science, and more specifically on the visual rhetoric of science communication with non-expert publics. In her article in JTWC, Gigante critiques the current state of visual communication in scientific organizations' public outreach attempts. She is developing and piloting rhetoric courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences in 2013-2014.

Professor Gigante's other research interests include visual and digital rhetorics, and she has taught classes on analyzing and composing persuasive texts in various genres, such as visual essays, podcasts, and websites. She has also taught first-year writing and a graduate course on methods of teaching college writing.


Department of English
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
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