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Seth Kahn

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Main Hall Room 532
720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-2822

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Seth Kahn

Main Hall 537


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University


  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Labor Organizing and Rhetoric
  • Teaching and Scholarship as Activist Work
  • Marxism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Punk Rock Music
  • Counterculture

Selected Publications

Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition, co-edited with William B. Lalicker and Amy Lynch-Biniek. (Download whole book or individual chapters free from the WAC Clearinghouse.)

“From Solidarity Invoked to Solidarity Built.” Works and Days 35: 69 (Sept 2017).

“The Kairos of Authorship in Activist Rhetoric.” With Kevin Mahoney. In Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to Ownership, Identity, and Originality. Ed. Amy Robillard and Ron Fortune. July 2015.  

“What is a Union?" In A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators, ed. Rita Malenczyk. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2013.

"'Never Take More Than You Need': Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and Contingent Labor Exploitation." Forum: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty 16.2 (Spring 2013).

“Contingent Labor and Educational Access”: Special Issue of Open Words: Access and English Studies 6.1 (Spring 2012). Co-edited with Sharon Henry and Amy Lynch-Biniek.

Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement. Routledge, 2010. Co-edited with JongHwa Lee.

"Putting Ethnographic Writing in Context." Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2, eds. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2011: 175-192.
(Writing Spaces is a Creative-Commons-licensed textbook project. Download individual chapters from Writing Spaces volumes 1 and 2 for free.)

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