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Mr. Trent M Kays Mr. Trent M Kays Assistant Professor, English and Foreign Languages Location:Armstrong Hall345 Phone:757-728-6121 Expertise:Digital Rhetoric, Critical Pedagogy, Social Media, Social Movements, Internet Studies, Rhetoric & Composition

Trent M Kays (ABD, University of Minnesota) is a writer, teacher, digital rhetorician, and internet researcher. Serving since fall 2015, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Hampton University. 

His research primarily interrogates the roles of digital rhetoric, critical pedagogy, crowdsourcing, and the Internet in political, cultural, and social movements. His dissertation explores expertise, knowledge production, and crowdsourcing on citizen-data websites.

His work regularly appears in local and national media, including USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Minnesota Daily, Paleofuture Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Conversation, The New Zealand Herald, and other publications.

He often writes about society, technology, culture, and higher education issues; is an open access advocate and practitioner; and believes academics should work for the community good and be ethical public intellectuals.

He aims to misbehave and wants to change the world.


Twitter: @trentmkays

Website: trentmkays.com