Phil Bratta


Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing in the Department of English at Oklahoma State University. My research areas are in embodiment, cultural and digital-visual rhetorics, pedagogy, and art and activism. I often examine both the digital and non-digital rhetorical connections between broad cultural movements and embodied practices within spaces and places.

After working as a mechanic for several years in my early 20s, I pursued my BA in Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago. Next, I taught ESL/EFL in Chicago, Arequipa, Peru, and San Diego before returning to academia to receive my MA in English (focus in Composition & Rhetoric) at the University of Florida. While at UF, I taught Technical Writing, Professional Communication, and First-Year Composition courses. I received my PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. At MSU, I worked in the Writing Center in various capacities, taught Introduction to Professional Writing and First-Year Writing, and held a number of research positions in the department.