Patricia Fancher


Office Hours

Winter 2018
Monday 12-2pm
Wednesday 12-2pm
and by appointment

Office Location

South Hall 1516


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
August 2014
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 MicrohistoriesSoundwriting 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.

Designer, CFSHRC Feminist Tool Kit, Peitho 18.2, Fall 2016. []
“Composing Artificial Intelligence: Performing Whiteness and Masculinity” Present Tense 5.4, Fall 2016 []

 (coauthored with Jenn Fishman) “From Installation to Remediation” Peitho 18.1, Fall 2015. []

Curator and web-developer, CWSHRC New Work Showcase, Published in Peitho 18.1, Fall 2015. []

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.