- PhD, English and Writing Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012
- Composition & Rhetoric
- Writing Technologies
- Social Media
Amber Buck completed her PhD in English and Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Her research interests include digital literacies, multimodal composition, new media and identity, and social media.
- With Theo Plothe. “Taking in the Trash: Storage Wars, Audience Response, and Trash TV.” Journal of Popular Culture, 48.6 (2015): 1089-1107.
- With Hannah Bellwoar. “Crafting Online Spaces: Identity and Materiality: An Interview with Hannah Bellwoar.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Special issue on Social Media. 19.3 (2015).
- “Examining Digital Literacy Practices on Social Network Sites.” Research in the Teaching of English. 47 (2012): 9-37.
- “The Invisible Interface: MS Word in the Writing Center.” Computers and Composition. 25 (2008): 396-415.
- “Grad School 2.0: Performing Professionalism on Social Media.” Ed. Stephanie Vie & Douglas Walls. Social Writing/Social Media: Pedagogy, Presentation, and Publics. WAC Clearinghouse/Parlor Press, 2017.
- “Physically Present and Digitally Active: Locating Ecologies of Writing on Social Networks.” Ed. Patrick Thomas & Pamela Takayoshi. Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives. New York: Routledge, 2016. 86-102.
- With Gail E. Hawisher. “Mapping Literate Lives: Narratives, Languages, and Histories of Place.” Ed. Lewis Ulman, Scott DeWitt, and Cynthia Selfe. Stories That Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. Computers and Composition Digital Press / Utah State University Press, 2013.
- With Gail E. Hawisher, Paul Prior, Patrick Berry, Steven E. Gump, Cory Holding, Hannah Lee, Christa Olson, and Janine Solberg. “Ubiquitous Writing and Learning: Digital Media as Tools for Reflection and Research on Literate Activity.” Ubiquitous Learning: Emerging Ecologies. Ed. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009. 254-264.