Dr. Hocks specializes in digital rhetoric, composition theory and practice, multimedia composition, and cultural rhetorical studies of women, science and technology. Her research focuses on intersections between writing practices, cultural discourses and changing notions of literacy within digital writing environments. She served as Project Director for a Mellon Foundation Grant in Multimedia Curriculum Development for writing classrooms and as WAC Director.
Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media. With Michelle R. Kendrick. Cambridge: MIT University Press, 2003.
“Understanding Visual Rhetoric in Digital Environments.” College Composition and Communication. 54:4 (June 2003): 629-656.
“Women Making Multimedia: Possibilities for Feminist Activism.” With
Anne Balsamo. Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age. Beth Kolko, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. 192-214.
“Using Multimedia to Teach Communication Across the Curriculum.” WPA: Writing Program Administration. 25:1-2 (Fall/Winter 2001). 25-43. Winner of the journal's biannual best article award for 2001-02.
"Feminist Interventions in Electronic Environments." Computers and Composition. 16:1 (1999): 107-19.
"Building a Writing-Intensive Multimedia Curriculum." With Daniele Bascelli. In Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum. Richard A. Selfe, Donna Reiss and Art Young, eds. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1998: 40-56.
Rhetoric and Composition