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. He researches and teaches about the relationship between literacies, rhetorics, and colonialities (as a logic of management and control and as a system of Ideas, images, and ends, both of which are shared in, imported, expanded, and disputed). García focuses his lens of investigation on how that relationship unfolds and disseminates at the local-regional level via settler ideological and epistemic work—how it helps construct settler states, constitute haunted/ing communities, and maintain wounded/ing places and spaces. He also attends to the ways in which local-regional colonialities contribute to the strengthening of the U.S. as one model of hegemony vying for power on the modern/colonial stage. García's research appears in College Composition and CommunicationRhetoric Society QuarterlyAcross the Disciplines, The Writing Center JournalCommunity Literacy Journal, and constellations. He 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; archival research; the cultural imaginary of border(ed)landers of South Texas; and community building in and outside of academia.