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Catherine Gouge

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH; COORDINATOR, MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND HEALTH STUDIES MINOR

Catherine Gouge’s research explores textual and rhetorical practices in health and medicine, and she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in professional writing and editing--including medical writing and narrative medicine, rhetoric and science, multimedia writing, and writing pedagogy.

Catherine has edited special issues about wearable health technologies and published extensively about the value of paying attention to divergent practices of patients and caregivers in health and medicine (practices often called “non-compliant” or “non-adherent”). Most recently, her published work has addressed ethical data practices for technical communicators using public health data.

Catherine’s forthcoming projects explore the possibilities for “Graphic RHM,” a new sub-specialty area which focusses on the intersection of graphic medicine and the rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM). In early 2023, she will begin co-editing a new “Graphic RHM” column for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine journal and will co-lead a “Graphic RHM” seminar at the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2023 conference.

Specializations: 

  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Rhetoric of Science, Health, and Medicine 
  • Graphic Medicine and Graphic RHM
  • Medical Humanities
  • Writing Pedagogy

Recent Publications:

Special Issues Edited: