I am a medical rhetorician and technical and professional communication scholar. I teach writing at Harold Washington College — one of the City Colleges of Chicago (on leave AY 2020-2021). There, I am an Associate Professor of English and a member of the City Colleges of Chicago Institutional Review Board (IRB).
I am a Newberry Library scholar-in-residence for 2019-2021, a 2018 recipient of a Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) research grant, a 2019 recipient of an Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) career advancement research grant, and an associate editor for the Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication book series.
My scholarship is generally concerned with the rhetoricities and circulation of information from expert to non-expert audiences in critical care contexts (e.g., intensive care units and opioid overdose). As a scholar-activist, I work to share information about the human rights of children and the bodily rights of individuals.
Follow me on Twitter @kmbivens.
last update 08/2020