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Aaron Duplantier

Aaron Duplantier

Assistant Teaching Professor
Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

211 HB Crouse Hall

    Aaron Duplantier joins the department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition in the College of Arts & Sciences as an Assistant Teaching Professor in fall 2018. Duplantier will be largely responsible for Lower Division course instruction.

    Prior to joining Syracuse University, Duplantier was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the University of Houston’s English Department from 2016-2018 where he taught and supervised Composition and Lower Division pedagogy among the graduate students holding teaching fellowships. He also served on the UH English Lower Division Committee in curricular design and in the administration of general education classes. Duplantier has taught Composition, American Literature, and Pop Culture classes at various institutions including LSU, the University of Houston, and Southeastern Louisiana University.

    Duplantier’s scholarship is in New Media and Pop Culture. His book Authenticity and How We Fake It: Belief and Subjectivity in Reality TV, Facebook and YouTube was published by McFarland Press in July 2016. He is currently developing another book project solely about YouTube viewer and creator relationships. Duplantier has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Ethos and Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. Most recently in March of 2018, he presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication on YouTube as a pedagogical tool for conveying long form analytical writing. He is a member of the Modern Language Association, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the Pop Culture Association.   

    Duplantier earned his Ph.D. in May 2015 from LSU in English with a specialty in Writing and Culture. He also holds an MA (2009) and BA (2007) from Southeastern Louisiana University in Creative Writing and Literature and Language respectively.