Julie Bates is an instructor of professional writing, rhetoric, and composition. She is a doctoral candidate at Illinois State University and holds an M.A. in Liberal & Integrative Studies (with emphases in environmental studies and journalism) from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Currently, Julie is working on her dissertation, titled “Toward an Interventionary Environmental Rhetoric in Technical & Professional Communication.” Her research interests include environmental rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, digital rhetorics, visual rhetorics, material rhetorics, disability rhetorics, technical and professional communication, risk communication, cultural historical activity theory and genre studies, multimodal composition, social justice, and magazine journalism.
In addition, Julie is a professional writer, editor, copy editor, and proofreader with more than 10 years of professional experience.