academic interests

Critical making, craft studies, gender and technology, feminist methodologies


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
PhD in Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media, Expected 2019
Committee: Helen J. Burgess, Jody Shipka, Stacey Pigg, Emily Winderman, Nicholas Taylor

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
MFA in Creative Writing, Concentration in Poetry, 2015
Committee: Robin Behn, Heidi Lynn Staples, Amy Dayton, Mary Meares

The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
BA in Language & Literature, with Honors, Concentration in Creative Writing, 2011
Committee: Suzanne Buffam, Srikanth Reddy


Burgess, H., Pigg, S. & Gollihue, K. (Accepted, 2019). “The Fates of Things.” Enculturation.

Gollihue, K. (Accepted, 2019). “Re-Making the Makerspace: Multimodality, Power, and Identity in Composition.” Computers & Composition.

Gollihue, K. (January 2018). “T0UCH1NG N01SE: Towards a Corporeal Topography.” No More Potlucks, 49. Retrieved from

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

works in progress

Gollihue, K. & Xiong, M. “Dataweaving: Textiles as Data Visualization.” Kairos.

Gollihue, K. “Interweave: The Virtual Places of Rural Space.” Computers & Writing 2018 Proceedings.

conference presentations

“Interweave: The Virtual Places of Rural Space”
Computers and Writing Conference, Fairfax, VA, May 2018

“Video Voice: Research as an Embodied Interface”
Computers and Writing Conference, Fairfax, VA, May 2018

“Re-Making the Makerspace: Multimodality, Power, and Identity in Composition”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO, March 2018

“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

  • Technical Writing for the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Analyzing Style (Teaching Assistant)
  • Rhetorical Criticism (Teaching Assistant)
  • Academic Writing & Research – Craft Rhetorics
  • Communication for Engineering & Technology
  • Communication for Business & Management

The University of Alabama

  • Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English Composition 1 – #cyberself: Culture & Identity in Cyberspace
  • English Composition 2 – Advancing Mind and Body
  • Early American Literature to 1865 (Teaching Assistant)

grants, honors & awards    

North Carolina State University Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity Grant, 2018
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

Graduate Editor, The Philanthropy Journal, August 2016 to Present

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

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

See a full CV here.