Krista Kennedy, a brunette woman wearing glasses and a green scarf, stands in a sheep field in Old Chatham, NY with autumn foliage in the background.
Old Chatham, NY, 2013

Krista Kennedy is Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric at Syracuse University. Her work focuses on the ways that humans and technologies shape each other as well as the narratives we tell about our relationships with machinery and creative work.

Her new book, Textual Curation: Authorship, Agency, and Technology in Wikipedia and the Chambers’ Cyclopædia, will be out from the University of South Carolina Press in the fall of 2016. All of her published essays are available for download on the Research page.

Originally from North Little Rock, Arkansas, Kennedy received her B.A.s and M.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Since 2009, she has been a faculty member of the SU Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, & Composition, where she is currently Director of the Writing Major and Minor.

In her spare time, she makes photographs in the social documentary tradition. Her photographic work has appeared in digital and print publications from The Atlantic, The London Evening Standard, National Public Radio, Log Home Living, Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton, McGraw Hill, and MINES ParisTech, among other venues.

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