Ryan Skinnell

Faking the News, edited by ASU alum Ryan Skinnell

Faking the News

What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump

Edited by Ryan Skinnell

Donald J. Trump's speaking and writing invite passionate reactions — maybe he’s a bluecollar, billionaire hero who speaks the language of the common man or maybe he’s a gleefully…

Cover of Bureaucracy: A Love Story edited by Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, Ryan Skinnell, and Kelly Wisecup


A Love Story

Edited by Ryan Skinnell, Kelly Wisecup, Gabriel Cervantes and Dahlia Porter

Bureaucracy usually only becomes visible when it stops working — when a system fails, when an event gets off schedule, when someone points to a problem or glitch in a carefully…

Cover of Conceding Composition by Ryan Skinnell

Conceding Composition

A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes

Ryan Skinnell

First-year composition became the most common course in American higher education not because it could "fix" underprepared student writers, but because it has historically served…

Cover of Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies co-edited by Andrea Alden et al.

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley

Edited by Ryan Skinnell, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday and Andrea Alden

"Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies" collects original scholarship that takes up and extends the practices of inventive theorizing that characterize Sharon Crowley…

Cover of the book "Rhetoric and Guns," co-edited by Ryan Skinnell.

Rhetoric and Guns

Edited by Ryan Skinnell, Nate Kreuter and Lydia Wilkes

Guns hold a complex place in American culture. Over 30,000 Americans die each year from gun violence, and guns are intimately connected to issues of public health, as is evident whenever…