Dr. Sara Humphreys

Dr. Sara Humphreys
Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: CLE D319
Area of expertise

Digital Humanities, Rhetoric, Composition, Genre Theory, Narratology, Indigenous Editing Practice and Protocols, Indigenous Cyberspace, Video Game Studies

My primary area of interest lies within the field of genre studies, particularly in terms of how narrative genres can function to accommodate, affect, oppress, and even liberate different reading audiences and negotiate multiple traditions of communication in varied social contexts.  I am interested  in how narrative genres stratify and categorize race, class, and gender in order to sustain long-standing systems of power and oppression.  I am particularly interested in the performance of identity and genre in online environments, particularly video games and social media.


My work has been published in the Canadian Review of American Studies, Western American Literature, KULA, and The Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence Blog.  I have book chapters in American Exceptionalisms (2011) and Literature, Rhetoric and Values (2012) and I have also served as an editor for the Canadian Journal of Discourse and Writing.