Kim Thompson

Teaching Assistant Professor
OCB G320




  • B.A. East Carolina University
  • M.A. East Carolina University
  • Ph.D. East Carolina University

Research Interests

  • Feminist and Queer Rhetorics
  • Bodily and Visual Rhetorics
  • Transnational Texts
  • Archival Research
  • First-Year Writing

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 3880: Writing for Business and Industry
  • ENGL 3820: Scientific Writing
  • ENGL 3810: Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 2830: Writing and Style
  • ENGL 2201: Writing about the Discipline
  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
  • WOST 2000: Introduction to Women’s Studies

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Thompson, Kimberly D. “The Cross-Cultural Power of Yuri: Riyoko Ikeda’s Queer Rhetorics of Place-Making in The Rose of Versailles.” Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition. 19.2 (2017): 301-320.
  • Thompson, Kimberly D. “Hacking Normativity: Participatory Disruption, Diffusion, and Dampening.” Queer Studies Conference. University of North Carolina of Asheville. Asheville, NC. April 2015.
  • Thompson, Kimberly D. “Queer Visuals: Disrupting Time-Space in a Kairotic Queer Moment of Unbecoming.” Conference of College Composition and Communication. Tampa, Fla. March 2015.
  • Thompson, Kimberly D. “To be ‘Marked’: The Pedagogical Implications of Identity in First-Year Writing Classrooms.” Council of Writing Program Administrators. Illinois State University, Normal, Ill. July 2014.
  • Thompson, Kimberly D. “The Rhetoric of Yuri Texts: Spaces of Fantasy for Shōjo.” Feminisms & Rhetorics. Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. September 2013.