Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Associate Professor of Education, School of Education
David Gold is Associate Professor of English, Women’s Studies, and Education at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and language and literacy.
His scholarly interests include the history of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, literacy studies, and writing pedagogy. He is particularly interested in women’s rhetorical practices and the voices of marginalized rhetors, and much of his scholarship examines how non-elite populations of students (female, African American, rural, first-generation, Southern) have historically used their rhetorical education in public and professional spheres. He also maintains an interest in technologies of literacy. His work has appeared in College English, College Composition and Communication, History of Education Quarterly, Rhetoric Review, and other publications, and he has been the recipient of two Spencer Foundation grants. He obtained his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
In the School of Education, Gold teaches courses in the following program(s):
Joint Program in English and Education
Gold, D., & Hobbs, C. L. (2014). Educating the new southern woman: Speech, writing, and race at the public women's colleges, 1884-1945. Studies in rhetorics and feminisms. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
Gold, D., & Hobbs, C. L. (Eds.). (2013). Rhetoric, history, and women's oratorical education: American women learn to speak. Routledge studies in rhetoric and communication. New York: Routledge.
Enoch, J., & Gold, D. (2013). Seizing the methodological moment: The digital humanities and historiography in rhetoric and composition. College English, 76, 105-114. (Guest editors, special issue on rhetorical historiography and the digital humanities.)
Gold, D. (2012). Remapping revisionist historiography. College Composition and Communication, 64, 15-34.
Gold, D., Hobbs, C. L., & Berlin, J. A. (2012). Writing instruction in school and college English: The twentieth century and the new millennium. In J. A. Murphy (Ed.), A short history of writing instruction: From ancient Greece to modern America (3rd ed., pp. 232-272). New York: Routledge.
Gold, D. (2008). Rhetoric at the margins: Revising the history of writing instruction in American colleges, 1873-1947. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. (2010 Outstanding Book Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication.)