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Dr. Christine Photinos

Dr. Christine Photinos
Associate Professor
National University
(858) 642-8349

Christine Photinos teaches writing, literature, and film in National University's Department of Arts and Humanities and coordinates the Rhetoric specialization within the Masters in English program. She also oversees the University’s General Education information literacy requirement. Her research interests include rhetoric and composition theory, critical information literacy, crime fiction, and American road narratives. Her work has appeared in the journals Popular Culture Review, Notes on Teaching English, Clues: A Journal of Detection, AmeriQuests, The Journal of Popular Culture, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, The Journal of American Culture, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and in edited collections, including The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Lujuria--Historia de los afectos: Ensayos de cine y filosofía, Murder 101: Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction, A Rhetorical Approach to Workplace Writing Practices, and Practical Composition: Exercises for the English Classroom from Working Instructors. She also contributes to the open education projects Writing Commons and MERLOT.


Ph.D. Literature
University of California, San Diego