Roland Dumavor


Graduate StudentWriting, Rhetoric, and Cultures

PhD Student


Research Areas

African Rhetorics, Indigenous Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, Decolonial Rhetorics, Writing Program Administration, Multimodal Writing and Rhetoric


Roland Dumavor is a first-generation international student from Ghana, West Africa. He earned his BA in English and Psychology (as a combined major) from University of Ghana, Legon-Accra. His passion in teaching and research work influenced his decision to go for his graduate education in English – Writing, Rhetoric and Social Change. Before his graduate studies, he taught at high school level in Ghana for six years. Though he was a college composition GTA at Colorado State University, he engaged in a community literacy program which focused on creating space for the voices of underserved populations and empowering them through literacy. Specifically, he worked as a writing workshop facilitator in a county jail in Fort Collins for two semesters. While he hopes to continue to explore his interest in social justice and community literacy, he has interest in other research areas. Besides reading and writing which are his default hobbies, he cools off a hectic day by listening to pure country music, gospel music, or reggae music.


M.A. in English—Writing, Rhetoric and Social Change, Colorado State University

B.A. in English and Psychology, University of Ghana

Representative Work

“Sorry I Shit on Your Diversity Work: A Critique of University and Writing Center Diversity” Initiatives, College English Association National Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC. 2020. (Accepted but cancelled due to COVID).

Anderson, Jennifer, Manton Chambers, Roland Dumavor, Caitlin Johnson, Matthew Norwood-Klingstedt, & Jennifer Rojas, 2019. Book review of Don’t Shake the Spoon by Ben Bogart edited by Bed Bogart at Exchange for Change. Reflections: A Journal for Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric. Vol. 19 Issue 1. 312-318.