The University of New Mexico
Department of English Language & Literature
MA: Rhetoric & Writing
I'm Zakery Muñoz, a newly admitted PhD candidate at Syracuse University in the department of Composition & Cultural Rhetoric. My research focuses on civil rights in constitutional era New Mexico and the rhetoric of citizenship. Additionally I study Technical & Professional Communication pedagogy and Narrative Design. I was a project coordinator for the Salt of the Earth Recovery Project that inspired an NPR piece for Latino USA, "And They Will Inherit It." I was afforded a fellowship through the Center for Regional Studies for my research on Octaviano Larrazolo, 4th governor of New Mexico.
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 more information, please see my CV.
"For it is about our actions that we deliberate and inquire, and all our actions have a contingent character..."
- Aristotle, Rhetoric