Oriana is an assistant professor of Writing Studies, affiliate Women’s Studies faculty, and affiliate Digital Humanities Center faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include visual culture/rhetoric, intersectional feminist theory, comics studies, writing studies, digital writing, critical pedagogy, and digital archival method/ologies. She has published in Composition Studies, ImageText, Peitho, Journal of Pedagogic Development, Sequentials, and Works & Days. Oriana has also begun experimenting with digital printmaking and composing scholarship via comic art forms.
Oriana’s pedagogical approach to teaching writing is grounded in the rhetorical analysis of ideology as it functions in print and digital genres of popular culture, as well as the expectation that students will move from critique to conscious production of print and digital media rhetorically designed to reflect their own ideological perspectives.