Dr. Loren Gaudet

Dr. Loren Gaudet
ATWP 135 course coordinator, Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic and Technical Writing Program
Office: Clearihue D213

BA (University of Victoria), MA (York University), PhD (University of British Columbia)

Area of expertise

Health Humanities, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Rhetoric, First-year Academic Writing

I research in the area of the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Generally, I’m interested in how language shapes understandings and experiences of health and illness, and participates in the production of scientific and medical knowledge. My current projects include the role of scientific consensus in the rhetoric of Lyme disease in Canada, a comparison between the rhetorics of weaning and addiction, and the rhetoric of revelation as it appears in discourse about DNA. My research has been published in journals such as Health, BMJ Medical Humanities, and The Journal of Medical Humanities.

I joined UVic’s ATWP in July 2021. When I’m teaching, I take a student-centred approach that emphasizes active learning, small- and large-group discussion, and peer-review and revision. My goal is to equip students with the confidence and skills to meaningfully take part in scholarly conversations occurring across disciplines, to think critically, and to feel confident in a university setting.