Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Seth Kahn

  • Professor of English
    Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Research Interests
    Composition and rhetoric, qualitative research methods, labor organizing and rhetoric, teaching and scholarship as activist work, Marxism, cultural studies, punk rock music, and counterculture
  • Recent Publications
  • “What is a Union?” In Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators, ed. Rita Malenczyk. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press. July 2013.

    “‘Never Take More Than You Need’: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and Contingent Labor Exploitation.” Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty, March 2013.  

    Henry, Sharon, Seth Kahn, and Amy Lynch-Biniek, eds. Contingent Labor and Educational Access. Spec. Issue of Open Words: Access and English Studies. 6.1 (Spring 2012).

    Kahn, Seth, and JongHwa Lee eds. Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement. Routledge, 2010. 

  • Kahn, Seth. "Putting Ethnographic Writing in Context." Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, v.2. Eds. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2011. 175-92.
    (Writing Spaces is Creative-Commons-licensed textbook project. To download individual chapters from volumes 1 and 2 for free, go to <>.)