Sarah Singer

Sarah Singer, Ph.D.

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, where I teach courses in the Technical Communication program. I am also a core faculty member in the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. My research interests lie at the intersection of medical rhetoric, feminist science studies, the health/medical humanities, and digital media. 

My current project, The Empowerment Paradox: Rhetorics of Lyme Disease and the Future of Chronic Illness, examines how patients are forced to navigate the digital deluge of online health information. Using rhetorical analysis and qualitative interviews, I show how they are both forced to be empowered and harmed by their empowerment practices. This research explores how visual, textual, and multimedia discourses intersect and shape the conditions of possibility for patient empowerment efforts. 

My work appears or is forthcoming in Technical Communication QuarterlyCollege EnglishPeitho, and Journal of Medical Humanities

Education

  • Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A. from University of Maryland

Research Interests

  • Technical Communication
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Health/Medical Humanities
  • Disability Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Digital Health
  • Pedagogy

Recent Research Activities

Awards

2019 | Judy Segal Top Paper Award, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium
2019 | Article of the Year Award (with Jennifer Edwell and Jordynn Jack), Association for Rhetoric, Science, Technology, and Medicine

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
17249 ENC3241H Honors Wr for Technical Prof Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Unavailable

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102H or equivalent credit, and Consent of Honors.

Instruction and practice in expository prose used in technical writing, layout and design of data, and translation of technical documents for the lay audience. With Honors content.

20952 ENC4219 Tech Comm & Plain Language World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

PR: Grade of “C” (2.0) or better in ENC3241 or C.I.

A study of the origins and elements of plain language and the strategies for applying it to technical communication.

18638 ENC4293 Doc and Project Management Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Unavailable

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 3241.

Development of a book-length project from idea to final published product. Examples may include style manuals, policies and procedures, and training manuals.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91943 ENC4219 Tech Comm & Plain Language Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Unavailable

PR: Grade of “C” (2.0) or better in ENC3241 or C.I.

A study of the origins and elements of plain language and the strategies for applying it to technical communication.

90735 ENC4293 Doc & Collaborative Process Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 3241.

Development of a book-length project from idea to final published product. Examples may include style manuals, policies and procedures, and training manuals.

No courses found for Summer 2019.

No courses found for Spring 2019.

No courses found for Fall 2018.

Updated: Oct 31, 2019