Professor and Department Head
Krista Ratcliffe joins Purdue as a professor and head in the Department of English. Ratcliffe earned her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and previously was a professor and chair of English at Marquette University. Her research focuses on intersections of rhetoric, feminist theory, and critical race studies. Her books include: Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness, which won the 2006 JAC Gary Olson Award, the 2007 CCCC Outstanding Book Award, and the 2007 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award; Anglo-American Feminist Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition: Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, and Adrienne Rich; Who’s Having This Baby with Helen Sterk, Carla Hay, Alice Kehoe, and Leona VandeVusse; Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts with Cheryl Glenn; and Performing Feminist Administration in Rhetoric and Composition Studies with Rebecca Rickly. Her work has also appeared in edited collections as well as in CCC, JAC, Rhetoric Review and College English.