Dr. Amanda Booher

Dr. Amanda Booher

Title: Assistant Professor, Director, Certificate in Professional Communication
Dept/Program: English
Phone: 330-972-6465
Email: abooher@uakron.edu


Dr. Booher specializes in the rhetorical, theoretical, and medical relationships of bodies and prosthetics. Her research interests include medical and scientific rhetorics; medical humanities and bioethics; theories of bodies, genders, and (dis)abilities; cyborgs, somatechnics, and post-humanism. Her areas of teaching expertise include Professional Writing; Disability Studies; Rhetoric and Theories of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Gender Studies; and Rhetorical Theory and Practice. 

Dr. Booher's collection Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Human Bodies, Posthumanist Worlds (co-edited with Julie Jung) was recently published by SIUP.

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For more information, please visit works.bepress.com/amanda_booher/ 



  • Booher, Amanda K. and Julie Jung. Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Human Bodies, Posthumanist Worlds. Southern Illinois University Press, “Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms” book series. January 2018. 


  • Eyman, Douglas, Amanda K. Booher, et. al. “Access/ibility: Access and Usability for Digital Publishing.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 20.2 (2016). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/ 20.2/topoi/eyman-et-al/index.html 
  • Booher, Amanda K. “Technological Ableism.” Intercom. April 2014. http://intercom.stc.org/
  • Koerber, Amy, Amanda K. Booher, Rebecca J. Rickly. “The Concept of Choice as Phallusy: A Few Reasons Why We Could Not Agree More.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society. 2.2 (2012): http:// www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-2/the-concept-of-choice-as-phallusy-a-few-reasons-why-we-couldnot-agree-more/ 
  • Booher, Amanda K. “Defining Pistorius.” Disability Studies Quarterly, special issue “Disability and Rhetoric.” 31.3 (2011): http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/1673/0
  • Booher, Amanda K. “Docile Bodies, Supercrips, and the Play of Prosthetics.” International Journal of Feminist Applied Bioethics, special issue “From the Margins to the Center: Feminist Disability Studies and/ in Feminist Bioethics” 3.2 (2010): 63-89.


  • "Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Politicizing Posthumanisms, Rhetoricizing New Materialisms.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Dayton, Ohio. October 2017. 
  • “Publishing an Edited Collection: A Process Approach.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Dayton, Ohio. October 2017. 
  • “Warrior Women: Gender, Ableism, and Bioethics.” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. October 2016. 
  • “Risks of Ambient Elision.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 2015. 
  • “Disability, Digitalization, and (un)Enlightenment.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014. 
  • “‘Miss Landmine’: Ethics and Cultural Framing of Global Disability and Prosthetics.” Texas A&M University Qatar Liberal Arts International Conference 2014: (Re)thinking Global Connectedness: Critical Perspectives on Globalization. Doha, Qatar. January 2014. 
  • "Crazy, Sexy Disability.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Palo Alto, CA. September 2013.


  • Ph.D., Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design; Clemson University,
  • M.A., English; Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A., English & Music; Case Western Reserve University


Undergraduate: Composition (111, 112); Composition Online (111, 112); Business Writing (275); Professional Writing I (390); Professional Writing II (391); Unclass: Swimming with the Sharks (489/589)

 Graduate: Unclass: Swimming with the Sharks (489/589); New Directions in Teaching Writing (Online, 610); Science Writing (677); Disability Studies (689)