Michael MacDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric
Michael MacDonald
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts
3066 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128
Tue and Wed, 12-1 pm

Teaching Areas:

Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, Global Cultures

Research Areas:

Globalization, Literacy, Migration, Rhetoric

Biography and Education

I've been at UM-Dearborn since 2013, teaching classes in rhetoric, writing, technical writing, and global studies. I help advise the Professional Writing & Rhetoric major, and I am currently a faculty representative on the Zine: Students as Partners editorial board. Outside of UM-Dearborn, I serve as an editorial board member of Prompt, a journal about writing assignments as well as for Women's Studies Quarterly (WSQ).


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Certificate in Forced Migration, University of Oxford, 2017

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught


Research Areas: Literacy, Rhetoric, Forced Migration, and Global Studies

Selected Publications

MacDonald, Michael T. “The Vanguard of the Avant-Garde: Keywords for Political Agency.” Changing English, 30.1 (2023): https://doi.org/10.1080/1358684X.2022.2155111

DeGenaro, William and Michael T. MacDonald. “Keyword First-Gen: An Ideological Critique of First-Generation Support Websites.” Beyond Fitting In: Rethinking First-Gen Literacy and Literacy Education, Ed. Kelly Ritter. 2022.

Inayatulla, Shereen and Michael T. MacDonald. “Sans Papiers: Humanizing Documentation.“ Manuscript accepted to Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation, 2021. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0050/3028/1251/files/sans- papier-lpamd.pdf?v=1615925561