Amber Buck

Amber Buck

Associate Professor
Coordinator of CRES


  • Ph.D., English and Writing Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., English and Composition, Ball State University
  • B.A., English, Albion College

Research Areas

  • Composition & Rhetoric
  • Writing Technologies
  • Digital Rhetoric


Amber Buck’s research

Dr. Buck teaches is also a Senior Editor for Computers and Composition Digital Press.

Selected Publications


Referred Articles

  • With Devon Ralston. “I Didn’t Sign Up for Your Research Study: The Ethics of Using ‘Public Data,” Computers & Composition, , 61 (2021). 12655.
  • With Lilian Mina. “Critical Rhetorical Analysis of Social Media Sites.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 23.2 (2019).
  • Buck, Amber. “The Top 5 Things I Learned About Social Media from ‘Celebrity Mean Tweets’”. Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular Special Issue. 2019.
  • 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.

Book Chapters

  • “Feedback from Two Sides.” Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Eds. Danielle DeVoss and John Gallagher. Southern Illinois University Press. 2019
  • 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.