Assistant Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
    • Director, gtPathways Writing Integration Initiative
  • Concentration:

    • Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy
  • Department:

    • English and University Composition Program
  • Education:

    • PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies from The Ohio State University
    • MA in English from South Dakota State University


Kelly Bradbury hails from the wilds of South Dakota, but lived in Ohio, New Jersey, and New York City before happily settling in sunny Colorado. She teaches a variety of upper-division composition classes and trains graduate students across the College of Liberal Arts how to integrate writing into their teaching and respond meaningfully to others’ writing. Her primary areas of research include rhetorical empathy, critical information literacy and social justice, and examining the rhetoric of anti-intellectualism in American culture. She has published articles in Journal of Teaching Writing, Computers and Composition, and Community Literacy Journal, and has a book titled Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism: Literacy, Education, and Class. She can be heard, via Bandcamp, drumming for the now-dispersed indie rock band New Detectives.


Select Publications:

Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism: Literacy, Education, and Class. Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.

“Teaching Writing in the Context of A National Digital Literacy Narrative.” Computers and Composition: An International Journal  32 (June 2014): 54-70.

“Intellectualizing Adult Basic Literacy Education: A Case Study.” Community Literacy Journal 6.2 (Spring 2012). 1-21.

“Positioning the Textbook as Contestable Intellectual Space.”  Journal of Teaching Writing 27.1 (Spring 2012). 1-22.

“Outsmarting Pop Culture’s ‘Be Stupid’ Pedagogy.”  Academic Exchange Quarterly 15.3 (2011). 69-74.


  • CO300: Writing Arguments

  • CO301C: Writing in the Disciplines–Social Sciences

  • E608: Integrating Writing in the Academic Core

  • CO301A: Writing in the Disciplines–Arts & Humanities

  • E465: Topics in Literature and Language (SP22 Topic: Critical Information Literacy, Social Justice, and the English Major)