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.
Culture, Race, Social Justice, Embodiment, Technology, Hip Hop, Native American Studies, Chicanx Studies, Africain Studies
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
Native American studies
ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
ENGL 502: Professional & Technical Writ
ENGL 729: Spec Top/Composition History
ENGL 912: Hist & Theor Studies Rhetoric
ENGL 913: Theory&Practice of Composition
ENGL 914: Spc Top/Composition & Rhetoric
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 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/