I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, where I teach courses in the Technical Communication program. I am also a core faculty member in the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. My research interests lie at the intersection of medical rhetoric, feminist science studies, the health/medical humanities, and digital media.
My current project, The Empowerment Paradox: Rhetorics of Lyme Disease and the Future of Chronic Illness, examines how patients are forced to navigate the digital deluge of online health information. Using rhetorical analysis and qualitative interviews, I show how they are both forced to be empowered and harmed by their empowerment practices. This research explores how visual, textual, and multimedia discourses intersect and shape the conditions of possibility for patient empowerment efforts.
My work appears or is forthcoming in Technical Communication Quarterly, College English, Peitho, and Journal of Medical Humanities.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org and @__sarahsinger.
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