Krista Kennedy

Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric, Syracuse University

Krista KennedyKrista Kennedy is Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric. During the 2020 – 21 academic year, she is NEH Visiting Professor of Writing & Rhetoric at Colgate University. Her research focuses on the ways that humans work closely with technologies and the rhetorical implications of policies and laws that shape that work. She is also interested in the ways we construct our relationships with technologies, whether contemporary or historical. Her experience as a deaf academic informs her current project, which examines intersections of deafness, artificial intelligence, and ethics of medical data collection.

Since 2009, Kennedy has been a faculty member of the Syracuse University Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, & Composition. Her award-winning teaching has been recognized by each institution where she has taught. Most recently, she received a 2019 Excellence in Graduate Education Award from the SU Graduate School.