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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Genevieve García de Müeller

de Müeller  portrait

Professional Writing Instructor

Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Women's and Gender Studies

233 HB Crouse Hall


Teaching Interests

Genevieve García de Müeller joins the Writing Rhetoric and Composition department as a tenure-track assistant professor and Writing Across Curriculum (WAC) coordinator in fall 2018. García de Müeller will be primarily teaching courses on civil rights rhetoric, advanced composition, and coordinating WAC initiatives.


Before joining Syracuse University, García de Müeller was at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley from 2015-2018 where she worked with DACA students, taught multilingual composition, the history and theory of rhetoric, and pre-service secondary writing teachers.

Research Interests

Her research interests include examining intersections between race and Writing Program Administration, critical pedagogy, the rhetoric of immigration policy and the discursive practices of migrant civil rights activists. She has work in the WAC Journal titled “Inviting Students to Determine for Themselves What it Means to Write Across the Disciplines.” Her most recent project is a book on the deliberative rhetoric of immigration policy titled Shifting Landscapes: The Deliberative Rhetoric of Citizenship in U.S. Immigration Policy tentatively scheduled to be published in 2019.

Awards and Honors

With Iris Ruiz, she was awarded a 2015-2016 CCCC Research Initiative Grant. She is the Founder and Chair of the Council of Writing Program Administration (CWPA) People of Color Caucus and holds a position on the CWPA Executive Board.

Educational Background

Garcia de Mueller earned a Ph.D. in English in 2015 from the University of New Mexico, a M.A. in Literature with distinction in 2006 from the University of Essex, and a B.A. in Theater in 2004, from the University of New Mexico.