Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA) in English: Rhetoric and Technical Communication



First Advisor

Teena Carnegie

Second Advisor

Molly Johnson

Third Advisor

Martin Meraz-Garcia


This thesis discusses the growing challenge facing teachers of technical communication in preparing educators with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to effectively work with an increasing diverse student population, especially with those students whose cultural, racial, language, professional, and ethnic backgrounds are different from the educator’s background. Therefore, Anzaldúan theory offers another productive way of bringing together theory and practice to address the challenge of seeing and practicing technical communication’s critical and civic aspects within diverse communities. This essay provides insight into how Anzaldúa theories for social change might fulfill civic objectives.

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