The Basics:

I’m an Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I specialize in sexuality studies and rhetorical criticism. In particular my work looks at various ways that sexual identities are discursively constructed and materially enacted and the conditions under which those identities change. I also teach writing with a focus on analysis, argumentation, and style.

I'm always studying sex: what people do and how they talk about what they do. 

Read more about my teaching and scholarship

Curriculum Vitae

If you want me, you can find me:
205A Smith Hall
Geneva, NY 14456
315-781-4458 | werner@hws.edu

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:  

  • Non Compos Mêtis: Social Justice and Uncontrollable Pedagogy.” Peace and Social Justice Education on Campus: Faculty and Student Perspectives. Ed. Kelly Concannon Mannise and Laura L. Finley. New York: Cambridge UP. Forthcoming.
  • “Reaping the Bloody Harvest: 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' and the US Imperial Project.” Feminist Formations. 26.1 (2014): 93-114.