Anna Zeemont

Anna B. Zeemont, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Ketchum Hall 317
Office: (716) 878-5417

Anna Zeemont is a teacher-scholar of composition-rhetoric who’s been involved in New York public higher education for nearly a decade. Prior to starting at Buff State, she earned her PhD in English with a certificate in American Studies at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. For her dissertation project, “The Act of the Paper”: Literacy, Racial Capitalism, and Student Protest in the 1990s, she earned a Gittell Urban Studies Fellowship and English Department Dissertation Award, and was a National Academy of Education Fellowship Semifinalist.

Across CUNY, Anna served as a composition instructor, Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow, writing center consultant, and Teaching and Learning Center Fellow. She is passionate about student-centered, anti-oppressive, and multimodal pedagogies, earning the Dewey Digital Teaching Award from CUNY’s New Media Lab for a recent first-year writing course.

Anna’s research is interdisciplinary, drawing on queer-feminist, decolonial, and abolitionist frameworks to interrogate the politics of literacy across educational institutions and urban geographies. Other interests include social justice in higher education, archival methodologies, and science and technology studies. Her scholarship has been published in Community Literacy JournalKairos, the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP), and more; she is also Assistant Editor at the Journal of Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture and a member of JITP's editorial collective. She was recently awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award for work in queer and feminist studies from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, as well a Graduate Development Award from the Rhetoric Society of America.