academic interests

Critical making, post-feminist rhetoric, material & craft culture, feminist methodologies


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
PhD in Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media, Expected 2019

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
MFA in Creative Writing, Concentration in Poetry, 2015

The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
BA in Language & Literature, with Honors, Concentration in Creative Writing, 2011


Gollihue, K. (April 2017). “Becoming Sensate: New Approaches to Observing Play.” First Person Scholar. Retrieved from

conference presentations

“Constructing the Revolution: A Workshop on Feminist Data Collection & Analysis”
Feminisms & Rhetoric Conference, Dayton, October 2017

“The Fates of Things” (with Helen J. Burgess & Stacey Pigg)
Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) Symposia, Camden, NJ, April 2017

Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media Symposium, Raleigh, NC, March 2017

“#FarmHer and the Hybrid Rhetoric of the 21st Century Female Farmer”
Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Columbia, SC, February 2017

“She Blogs Like Bedroom Culture: A Cultural History of Teenage Girlhood  and Web 2.0”
Cultural Rhetorics Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October 2016

“Making Action: A Pedagogy for Craft”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, April 2016

teaching experience

North Carolina State University

Fall 2015 ENG101: Academic Writing & Research, “Craft Rhetorics”
Spring 2016 ENG331: Communication for Engineering & Technology
Summer 2016 ENG331: Communication for Engineering & Technology
Fall 2016 COM/ENG411: Rhetoric Criticism (Teaching Assistant)
Summer 2017 ENG331: Communication for Engineering & Technology
Fall 2017 ENG426: Analyzing Style (Teaching Assistant)
ENG332: Communication for Business & Management

The University of Alabama

Fall 2012 EN209: Early American Literature to 1865 (Teaching Assistant)
Fall 2013 EN101: English Composition 1, “The Limits of Humanity”
Spring 2014 EN102: English Composition 2, “Advancing Mind and Body”
Fall 2014


EN101: English Composition 1, “#cyberself: Culture & Identity in Cyberspace”

EN200: Introduction to Creative Writing

Spring 2015 EN303: Poetry Tour

grants, honors & awards    

HASTAC Scholar, 2016-2018
North Carolina State University Fellowship, 2015
Graduate Travel and Research Award, 2015
Graduate Poetry Teaching Fellowship, 2015
University of Alabama Office of Student Media Editor of the Year Award, 2014
Truman Capote Fellowship, 2012-2013
The John Billings Fiske Poetry Prize for “The Panama Al Poems,” June 2011

editorial experience           

Lead Reviewer (NC State), The Best of Independent Rhetoric/Composition Journals, September 2016-Present

  • organize reviewing materials for independent rhetoric and composition journal articles
  • develop criteria for review
  • develop justification for ranked articles

Graduate Editor, The Philanthropy Journal, August 2016 to Present

  • compile “teaching packets” of journal content under various nonprofit subject areas for intra- and inter-institutional use in nonprofit management courses
  • supervise Graduate Assistant Editor
  • coordinate with NC Center for Nonprofits to develop streaming solutions for nonprofit events
  • assume all duties of Graduate Assistant Editor (below)

Graduate Assistant Editor, The Philanthropy Journal, September 2015 to August 2016

  • solicited nonprofit organizations for feature content, with a focus on nonprofit storytelling
  • composed feature content
  • solicited research data for translation to a wider audience
  • reported on weekly news for US, North Carolina, and international nonprofits
  • interpreted social media and website analytics for strategic purposes
  • managed daily communications
  • developed multimodal storytelling functions
  • coordinated with Young Nonprofit Professionals Network to develop mentor relationships
  • supervised work study undergraduate students

Design Editor, Black Warrior Review, October 2012 to January 2015

  • responsible for formatting the contents of the magazine and all publication materials
  • solicited 2D, 3D, and comic artists for featured art
  • developed and implemented current InDesign paragraph styles, character styles, and templates for the magazine and publication
  • produced all chapbook and feature cover images using image creation software
  • scheduled and led all production meetings with editorial staff
  • oversaw all copyediting and kerning issues
  • coordinated with the editor-in-chief to meet all production deadlines
  • trained junior staff members in InDesign and production procedures

See a full CV here.