Gina Kruschek

Gina Kruschek

Title: Graduate Assistant
Office: Bate 2135
Phone: 252.328.6648
E-Mail: kruschekg14@students.ecu.edu


In 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.


B.A. North Dakota State University, English, Minor in Anthropology
M.A. North Dakota State University,  English - Rhetoric and Composition 

Research Interests

Professional and Technical Communication
Writing Program Administration
Discourse Analysis
Feminist Studies
Fashion Rhetoric

Courses Taught

ENGL 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.

"Facebook Usage by Gender." Poster Presentation for Technology Conference. North Dakota State University, Fall 2009.