Director of Teaching Fellows
Ph.D. University of South Florida
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
M.A. University of Kentucky
B.A. SUNY Cortland
Professional Writing, Advanced Computer Applications, Rhetoric
Stan Harrison came to UMass Dartmouth in Fall 2003. Since arriving, he has taught a wide range of courses, including Composition Theory, Rhetorical Theory, Designing for the Social Web, and Web and Presentation Writing. As Associate Director of Graduate Programs, he enjoys working with the department Teaching Assistants and organizing their annual summer orientation.
Harrison regularly publishes in JAC, the premier theory journal in the area of Composition Studies. His publications include "Unconscious Writing in the Factory of the Social: A Class Theory of Negative, Allegorical Rhetoric," "The Condition of the Writing Class," "How Old Am I?: Composition Studies Meets Cyborg Gerontology and the Universal Order of Gray Cyberpanthers," and "Our Cyberbodies, Ourselves: Conceptual Grounds for Teaching Commodities to Write." Judged one of the most outstanding articles on technology published in JAC over the last two decades -- "Our Cyberbodies, Ourselves" was reprinted in Plugged In: Technology, Rhetoric and Culture in a Posthuman Age.
His Marxist research focuses on the subsumption of internetworked writing practices by internetworked production capitals. In the past, Professor Harrison's purpose has been to establish the conceptual foundations for a class theory of writing. His current work aims to expand the reach of his findings by developing a Trotskyist theory of social-linguistic formation in the capitalist world economic system.