Dr. Cedric Burrows

Cedric Burrows
Dr. Cedric BurrowsMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 233

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6859

Assistant Professor


Cedric Burrows received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and an M.A. degree from Miami University. His dissertation (Re)Reading Readers: The Construction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X in Composition Textbooks, investigated how King and Malcolm X have been anthologized in first-year writing textbooks.  Cedric has taught undergraduate courses for the English Department at Washburn University and the University of Kansas, where he also served as an administrative intern for the First- and Second-Year Writing program. His article on Martin Luther King has recently been published in the Oxford Online Bibliographies--American Literature.  His research interests include composition and rhetoric, African-American rhetoric, cultural rhetoric, and social activism.


Ph.D., University of Kansas

Courses Taught

  • Rhetoric
  • Composition
  • Advanced Composition

Research Interests

  • Composition and rhetoric
  • African-American rhetoric
  • Cultural rhetoric
  • Social activism


  • “How Whiteness Haunts the Textbook Industry: The Reception of Nonwhites in Composition Textbooks.” Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education. Eds. Tammie Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe. Carbondale, IL. Southern Illinois UP, 2017: 265-280.
  • “Writing While Black: The Black Tax on African American Graduate Students.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. 14.1 (2016): 1-6. Print.
  • “The Yardstick of Whiteness in Composition Textbooks.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 39.2 (2016): 42-46. Print.
  • "El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz or Malcolm X: The Construction of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s Religious Identity in Composition Readers." Journal of Africana Religions 3.1 (2015): 31-43.​

Additional Information

Office Hours

Fall 2019

  • MWF 8:00-9:00

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2019

  • 1001/104 MWF 9:00-9:50 Lalumiere 198
    • Foundations in Rhetoric
  • 4220/101 MWF 10:00-10:50 Lalumiere 198
    • Rhetorical Theories & Practices: Theorizing the Rhetoric of Black Protest


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