Kefaya Diab

Kefaya Diab

Assistant Professor
Cameron 136


PhD: Rhetoric and Professional Communication, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
M.A.: Communication Studies, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
B.C.S.: Computer Science, Al Al-Bait University, Mafraq-Jordan

Research Interests

Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Digital Cultural Rhetorics, Non-Western Rhetorics, Digital and Creative Composition, Public Rhetorics of Resistance, Antiracist Pedagogy, Critical Literacy, and Labor Based Writing Assessment

Past Academic Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow/ Writing Department, Loyola University Maryland, 2021-2022
  • Culbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow/ English Department, Indiana University in Bloomington (I.U.), 2018-2021
  • Instructor of Record (Rhetoric and Composition)/ English Department, New Mexico State University, 2013-2018
  • Assistant Director/ Creative Research Center (Design Center), English Department, New Mexico State University, 2016-2018
  • Writing Program Coordinator/ English Department, New Mexico State University, 2014-2016
  • Writing Center Consultant/ English Department, New Mexico State University, 2013-2014
  • Instructor of Record (Arabic as Second Language)/ Language and Linguistics Department, New Mexico State University, 2010-2013

Selected Publications and Digital Projects

  • Diab, Kefaya. “Theorizing the Rise of the Arab Spring through a Sense of Agency.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 51.4 (2021): 261-275. (Won the 2022 Charles Kneupper Award)
  • Diab, Kefaya. “Disabling the Reader: Readability and Accessibility of Documents for Equity and Social Justice.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Eds. Dana Driscoll, Megan Heise, Mary Stewart, and Matthew Vetter. (Forthcoming)
  • Diab, Kefaya. “Between the Hammer and Anvil: Antiracist Writing Assessment and Labor-Based Contract Implementation amid Political Tensions.” Students in Writing Assessment: Opportunities for Antiracism, Equity, and Agency. Eds. Asao Inoue and Kristin D. Bailey. (Forthcoming)
  • Diab, Kefaya. “Delivery & Multimedia Composition: Re-claiming Agency in Digital Media for Advocacy and Social Change.” Paideia16. Eds. Mais Al-Kateeb et al. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil. Print, 2016, (pp. 115-140).
  • Diab, Kefaya. Snapshots from The Field: Teachers Write, Inspire, and Empower. Video 9:22, 2016
  • Diab, Kefaya. When NMSU Faculty Write. Video 13:26, 2016