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Marilee Elizabeth Brooks-Gillies

Campus Address: CA505
Phone: (317)278-2477
Email: mbrooksg@iupui.edu
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Director of the University Writing Center Assistant Professor of English


BA, Alma College, April 2004 MA, Central Michigan University, August 2008 PhD, Michigan State University, August 2013


Marilee Brooks-Gillies is an Assistant Professor of English and director of the University Writing Center. Her areas of interest are cultural rhetorics, writing center theory and practice, rhetorical history and theory, and material rhetorics. Marilee received her PhD in Rhetoric & Writing from Michigan State University in 2013. In her dissertation, Crafting Place: Rhetorical Practice of the Everyday, she worked with a craft group to build a theoretical framework exploring how everyday rhetorical practices contribute to place- and space-making that also enable the negotiation of identity positions. In her free time, Marilee enjoys hiking, crocheting, baking, and reading mystery novels.

Academic Interests

Writing Center theory and practice Rhetoric history and theory Space/Place rhetorics Material rhetorics Craft Mentoring Graduate education


Writing Center Theory and Practice First-Year Writing Rhetoric History and Theory


Buck, Amber, Megan Condis, Kristin Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, and Martha Webber, eds. Spec. issue on Craft and DIY Rhetorics. Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion, 14. 15 October 2015. http://harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, Garcia, Elena G., Kim, Soo Hyon, Manthey, Katie, & Smith, Trixie. Special issue on graduate writing across the disciplines. Across the Disciplines, 12(3). 25 August 2015. http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/graduate_wac/intro.cfm Powell, Malea, Daisy Levy, Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Maria Novotny, and Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson of The Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab. "Our Story Begins Here: Constellating Cultural Rhetorics Practices." Enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. Fall 2014. http://www.enculturation.net/our-story-begins-here


At-Large Representative, East-Central Writing Centers Association. 2016-2019. Conference Chair, Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference. AY 2014-2015. Conference organizer, Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI. Oct-Nov 2014.

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