AboutIn her time at North Dakota State
University, Gina Kruschek focused her Masters studies on artifacts in popular
culture, specifically the rhetoric of punk clothing styles in the novel and
U.S. film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Her interest in how sign
systems make meaning in our everyday lives has extended to her work in the
Ph.D. program at East Carolina University where she has been exploring societal
perceptions of feminism in online and workplace contexts. She also currently
serves as the co-president of the Doctoral English Student Organization (DESO)
alongside her cohort buddy and NCBFF, Carleigh DeAngelis. While she has taught
a variety of courses at both NDSU and ECU, Gina's teaching is always informed
by feminist and WAC principles which she uses to help students develop
contextual awareness of rhetorical situations.
EducationB.A. North Dakota State University, English, Minor in Anthropology
M.A. North Dakota State University, English - Rhetoric and Composition
Research InterestsProfessional and Technical
Writing Program Administration
Courses TaughtENGL 3880: Writing for
Business and Industry
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
Selected Publications and Presentations"The Girl, The Film, and The Wardrobe: A Study of Texts, Tension,
and Approachability in Punk Clothing and The
Girl with The Dragon Tattoo." Feminisms and Rhetorics. October 2015.
"Fashioning Responses: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and
H&M." Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2013.
Usage by Gender." Poster Presentation for Technology Conference. North Dakota
State University, Fall 2009.