Fernando Sánchez portrait

Fernando Sánchez

Assistant Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., English, Purdue University
M.A., English, University of St. Thomas
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Wabash College
At St. Thomas since 2016
Office
JRC 346
Hours
(Spring 2019) W 12:00-1:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5618
CV

As Assistant Professor of English in Professional Writing at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), I study issues connected to placemaking. This ranges from looking at how maps are rhetorically constructed to examining the technologies that geographers and urban designers use. I am also interested in issues of diversity and difference. I have taught courses in freshman composition, professional writing research, visual rhetoric, grant writing, healthcare communication, and business and technical writing.

My research appears in The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Computers and Composition, Composition Studies, WPA: Writing Program Administration, Trans-Scripts, the WAC Journal, and Pedagogy, as well as in Alice Myatt and Lyneé Gaillet’s  Writing Programs, Collaborations, and Partnerships: Working Across Boundaries


Publications

2018 “Enabling Geographies: Mapping Campus Spaces through Disability and Access.  Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 18(3): 433-456.

2017 “Crossbreeding Disciplines: Collaboratively Developing a Writing Culture in Animal Sciences Courses.” Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations: Transcending Boundaries, Eds. Alice J. Myatt and Lynée L. Gaillet. Macmillan.

2017. "The Roles of Technical Communication Researchers in Design Scholarship." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

2016 “Of Evolutions and Mutations: Assessment as Tactics for Action in WAC Partnerships.” WAC Journal 27: 119-141. Co-Written with Daniel Kenzie.

2015. "Locating Queer Rhetorics: Revealing Local Infrastructures through Maps." Co-written with Don Unger. Computers and Composition, 38(A), 96-112

2014. "Engaging Writing about Writing Theory and Multimodal Praxis: Remediating WaW for First Year Composition’." Co-written with Liz Lane and Tyler Carter. Composition Studies, 42(2), 118-146.

2013. "Creating Accessible Spaces for ESL Students Online." WPA: Writing Program Administration, 37(1), 161-185.

2012. "Queer Transgressions: Same-Sex Desire and Transgendered Representations in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." Transcripts, 2, 176-190.

 

Forthcoming Publications

“Racial Gerrymandering and Geographic Information Software: Subverting the 2011 Texas District Map with Election Technologies” Technical Communication. Accepted and Forthcoming. 30 double-spaced pages.

 

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 204 - W01 Social Media & Its Discontents - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30377 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This fully online course aims to discuss how social media platforms affect human interactions (dating, trolling, organizing, protesting, engaging in politics, etc). Potential texts may include I HATE THE INTERNET; THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM; TWITTER AND TEAR GAS; SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED; TECHNICALLY WRONG; and THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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GENG 698 - 01 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30619 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

Students will work closely with a faculty mentor on independent research. This research will involve substantial individualized reading, writing, and research.

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 256 - D01 Intro to Professional Writing - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 301

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

41932 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This course introduces students to principles and skills necessary for writing in professional settings. It includes study of rhetoric, ethics, and information design in workplace writing; examination of the roles of professional writers; close readings of texts and documents that model professional techniques; and practice composing in a variety of professional genres. The course will include instruction in ethical communication, rhetorical context, document design, communication technologies, precision, concision, and tone. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major, a requirement for the English with Professional Writing major, and an elective for the English with Creative Writing major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

Schedule Details

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ENGL 280 - L01 Intro to English Studies - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 301

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- T - R - - -

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0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC 301

Course Registration Number:

41300 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Fernando Sanchez

This gateway course into the English major and the minor is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research. This course is required for all English major tracks and should be taken as early as possible after declaring the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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