Cindy Tekobbe

Cindy Tekobbe

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Rhetoric & Composition, Arizona State University

Research Areas

  • Composition & Rhetoric
  • Critical Theory
  • Digital Humanities
  • Linguistics and TESOL
  • Water Justice and Ecofeminism


Cindy Tekobbe joined Bama’s Department of English in 2015. Her research interests include rhetorics of gender identities and sexualities, feminisms, cultures, networks and technologies, indigeneities and survivance, and the literacy and cultural practices of digital communities.

Prior to 2015, Dr. Tekobbe taught classes at Arizona State University in ASU’s Department of English, ASU Writing Programs, and ASU’s Herberger School of Arts, Media + Engineering in digital design, digital rhetoric, social media literacy, gender and sexuality, rhetorics of memory and identity, and academic writing and research methods.

Dr. Tekobbe is a career software developer and project manager, specializing in enterprise financial applications and web platforms.

Current Field Research & Service Appointments

  • Cindy is Affiliated Faculty with the Alabama Water Institute
  • Cindy is Managing Editor for constellations: a cultural rhetorics publishing space (2015 – 2018)
  • Cindy is Affiliate Research Faculty at MSU’s Writing, Information, and Digital Experience (WIDE) research center (2016 -)
  • Cindy serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics (2017-)
  • Cindy is a member of the international, trandisciplinary research collaborative Selfies Research Network (2015-)

Selected Recent Publications