Patricia Fancher is a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she teaches and researches digital media, technical rhetoric, and feminist rhetorics. Her research on gender and digital media has been published in Rhetoric Review, Present Tense, and Enculturation. In addition to her research on digital media, she also designs and produces feminist digital media, which can be found in the Fall 2015 and 2016 issues of Peitho Journal. She is the Director of Outreach for the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. Fancher serves as the Director of UCSB's Leadership and Advocacy Certificate Program (LACP), which prepares students to transition from student leadership into leadership roles in the communities.
PhD Clemson University
Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design
Dissertation: Chiasmic Rhetoric: Alan Turing at the Intersection of Bodies and Words
Advisers: Steven Katz (Chair), Cynthia Haynes, Diane Perpich, and Travers Scott
MA Georgetown University
Communication, Culture and Technology
Graduated May 2009
BA Columbia College
Communication and Music (double major)
Graduated May 2005
(Forthcoming) with Gesa Kirsch “Social Networks as a Powerful Force for Change: Women in the History of Medicine and Computing.” Remembering Women. Ed. Lynee Lewis Gaillet & Helen Gaillet. University of South Carolina Press, 2019.
Book project: Embodying Computing. Studies in Writing and Rhetoric. Expected publication Spring 2020.
"TechnoFeminist Design" Special Issue: TechnoFeminism: (Re)Generations and Intersectional Futures, Eds Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Angela Haas, & Jackie Rhodes Computers and Composition Online. March 2019
with Ellen O’Connell Whittet. “Misogyny in the Classroom: Two Women Lecturer’s Stories.” Composition Studies, vol. 46 no. 2, 2018.
with Josh Mehler “The Oral History of Isla Vista Archive: Using Soundwriting to Tell Digital Microhistories” Soundwriting Pedagogies. Ed. Courtney Danforth Micheal Farris and Kyle Stedman. Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2018
“Tropes of Feminine AI” Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collective Blog, April 11, 2018.
"Embodying Turing’s Machine: Queer, Embodied Rhetorics in the History of Digital Computation." Rhetoric Review (2017): 1-15.
(coauthored with Jenn Fishman) “From Installation to Remediation” Peitho 18.1, Fall 2015. [http://cwshrc.org/newwork2015/about.html]
Curator and web-developer, CWSHRC New Work Showcase, Published in Peitho 18.1, Fall 2015. [http://cwshrc.org/newwork2015/index.html]
with Carl Whithaus and Andrew Mara. “Review of Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work by Douglas Coupland” Enculturation 9:2 (2011), 21 December 2011.