Headshot of Beck WiseI’m Beck Wise, a writer, scholar and educator based in Austin, TX.

I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Texas at Austin, specialising in Rhetoric. My academic interests centre on gender, new media and popular culture, with a particular focus on science and technology in pop culture. I successfully defended my dissertation in December 2016, and my degree will be conferred in May.

I am also an Assistant Director of the Digital Writing & Research Lab, where I work to develop innovative pedagogical practices around new media, emerging technologies and composition.

I completed an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at UT in 2012, and I hold a BA (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney.

Before returning to academia, I worked as a feature writer and editor for a variety of publications in Australia and abroad, as well as on a freelance basis.