Office: MHRA 3108
Office Phone: 336-334-3967
At UNCG Since: 2009
Ph.D. University of North Carolina-2009
M.A. University of North Carolina-2005
B.A. Carleton College-2003
Dr. Applegarth’s interests include rhetorical history and theory, especially genre theory, women’s rhetorics, and rhetorics of science. Dr. Applegarth’s dissertation examines relationships between genre, discipline formation, and the creation of knowledge, using the development of American anthropology as its case. This research also contributes to feminist histories of science by recovering the work of many early twentieth-century women anthropologists whose alternative forms of knowledge-making were marginalized as the discipline of anthropology professionalized. This project has been awarded a Summer Excellence Research Grant from UNC-Greensboro and the James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Dr. Applegarth's additional research and teaching interests include writing pedagogy, Writing Across the Curriculum, and nonfiction genres such as memoir and nature writing.