James Rushing Daniel received his Ph.D. in English, with specialization in Composition and Rhetoric, from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. Before arriving at the University of Washington, he served as Assistant Professor of English at Tennessee State University and Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University). In the English department’s Interdisciplinary Writing Program, he teaches writing seminars linked with the social sciences as well as other departments, with a focus on anti-racist pedagogy. He is also a participant in the Simpson Center for the Humanities-supported Interdisciplinary Research Cluster, “Writing Across Difference.”
The main branch of his scholarship investigates issues of class, economic inequality, and debt in the context of the college composition classroom. An additional area of his scholarship explores activism and political agency through the frameworks of rhetorical and critical theory. His research has appeared in College English, Philosophy & Rhetoric, Present Tense, and Composition Studies. His essays and reviews have been published by the Los Angeles Review of Books, 3:AM Magazine, and Public Seminar.