Marcos Del Hierro

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Marcos Del Hierro

Marcos J. Del Hierro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. He received his BA in English from Baylor University in 2006, his MA in English and American Literature from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2009, and his Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University in 2014. His research focuses on intersections in Rhetoric and Composition, Race, Embodiment, and Technology. He is particularly interested in how Black, Latina/o, and Indigenous cultural traditions influence the development and use of hiphop rhetorics and technologies. His essay, “Fighting the Academy One Nopal at a Time,” appeared in El Mundo Zurdo: Selected Works from the Meetings of The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa in 2012. As a member of the Calmécac Collective, he co-authored the performance piece, “The Calmécac Collective, or, How to Survive the Academic Industrial Complex through Radical Indigenous Practices” in El Mundo Zurdo: Selected Works from the Meetings of The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa in 2013. In addition to his publications, Marcos has won several awards, including the Charles Gordonne Award for Creative Nonfiction (2011); the National Book Award BookUpTX Fellowship (2012); the Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (2013); and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Faculty Fellowship (2015). He is currently working on his first monograph project, Homegrown Critique Through the Rhetoric(s) of Hiphop, which theorizes the “Art of Makin’ Do” as a rhetorical tactic that looks at discarded knowledges, materials, and technologies as always/already reimaginable, reusable, and recyclable.


  • Ph.D., English, Texas A & M University
  • M.A., American Literature, El Paso Univ of Texas
  • M.A., English Language&Literature, El Paso Univ of Texas
  • B.A., English, Baylor University

Research Interests

  • African-American Studies
  • Chicanx Studies
  • Culture
  • Digital culture
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital literacies
  • Embodiment
  • Hip Hop
  • Native American studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Race
  • Social justice
  • Technical writing
  • Technology
  • Writing pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 502: Professional & Technical Writ
  • ENGL 729: Spec Top/Composition Studies
  • ENGL 912: Hist & Theor Studies Rhetoric
  • ENGL 913: Theory&Practice of Composition
  • ENGL 914: Spc Top/Composition & Rhetoric

Selected Publications

Del Hierro, M. J. (2016). “Reclaiming ‘Mojado’ as an Intervention Against White Supremacy.”. In R. Sanchez, & I. Ruiz (Eds.), Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Del Hierro, M. J. (2016). “Wait ‘till I get to Arizona”: The Mobility and Rhetorical Agility of Hiphop Mixtapes in Response to SB 1070.”. In J. Berglund, J. Johnson, & K. Lee (Eds.), Indigenous Pop Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop. University of Arizona Press.

Del Hierro, M. J. (2010). Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2012 CE. STUDIES IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES, 22(4), 85-88. Retrieved from