The University of New Mexico
Department of English Language & Literature
MA: Rhetoric & Writing
I'm Zakery Muñoz, a Graduate Student & Instructor at the University of New Mexico (UNM). I completed my undergraduate degree with a double major in English and History. My studies focus on First Year Composition (FYC), Technical & Professional Communication pedagogy, and the rhetorical history involving the fringe between the United States, Mexico, and Native America in the early 20th century. I am a project coordinator for the Salt of the Earth Recovery Project.
I base my pedagogical aims in Aristotelian rhetoric - I believe my role as an instructor is to teach students the value of contingent writing, so that they may write to any given rhetorical situation.
In addition I tutor young students (K-12) reading comprehension and writing skills. Learning to read is fundamental to writing, and every student should be given the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to be a comprehensive reader.
"For it is about our actions that we deliberate and inquire, and all our actions have a contingent character..."
- Aristotle, Rhetoric