Kirk Astle

299 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesFirst Year Writing

Assistant Professor


Kirk Astle analyzes power formations through literary analyses of fictional representations as well as rhetorical analyses of non-fictional and professional texts. Having (re)written policies and curricula to accommodate growing levels of scale and greater accessibility, as well as to eradicate exclusionary educational practices whether conscious or unconsciously crafted, Dr. Astle finds oppressive formations can be eroded and replaced with increasing degrees of effective, constructive, and just discourses and practices.

Research Areas

Online Teaching and Learning, Theories of Intelligences


PhD, Michigan State University

MA, Northern Michigan University

BS, Northern Michigan Universtiy

Research or Academic Affiliations

Modern Language Association

University News

13 New Faculty and Staff Join the College This Semester
Published March 31, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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This semester, the College of Arts & Letters welcomed 13 new faculty and staff members, seven of whom work for the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. The 13 new faculty and…Read now »