Romeo García portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Education

  • PhD, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University
  • MA, English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • BA, English, Texas A&M University-College Station

Biography

Romeo García (PhD, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University) is Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. His research and teaching focuses on multi-sited inquiries into where hauntings (e.g., settler colonialism, coloniality, modernity/coloniality) are at, how they have unfolded at varying scales, and what their consequences are in the everyday. García utilizes settler archives as a powerful medium of and for investigating the role settler literacies, images, and rhetorics have played in constructing settler states, constituting haunted/ing communities, and maintaining wounded/ing spaces and places. His research appears in College Composition and CommunicationRhetoric Society QuarterlyAcross the Disciplines, The Writing Center JournalCommunity Literacy Journal, and constellations. García is co-editor (with Damián Baca) of Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise, winner of the 2020 Conference on College Composition & Communication Outstanding Book Award (Edited Collection). His current interests include the decolonial research paradigm's impact on composition and rhetorical studies; settler archival research; the cultural imaginary of border(ed)landers of South Texas; and community building in and outside of academia.