Brice Nordquist is an Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition and Dean’s Professor of Community Engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Professor Nordquist is interested in how students see themselves as makers of the communities and identities that constitute the educational, occupational, civic, and social organizations in which they participate.
Broadly speaking, Professor Nordquist’s research investigates relations among language and literacy practices across media, educational and occupational institutions, material and digital spaces, and cultural and geopolitical borders. His current research focus examines global proliferations and local implementations of concurrent enrollment writing courses. Currently Norquidst is engaged in a multi-sited ethnography that traces representations and enactments of concurrent enrollment courses within and across schools in the US and abroad.
Professor Nordquist has written a number of highly regarded books, including Literacy and Mobility (Routledge 2017), which follows eleven students from different tracks of English in a “failing” public high school through their first years at research universities, colleges, and full-time jobs. Nordquist has also coedited the collection Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition (Utah State 2017) with Bruce Horner and Susan Ryan.