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Nancy Small

Assistant Professor for the English Department

Director of Composition

Hoyt 302,



Nancy studies everyday narratives and rhetorical lifeworlds. She has published work on honor codes in transnational spaces and on storytelling in technical communication. Current projects on the liminal, paradoxical nature of expatriate life and on transnational research ethics are motivated by the six years she spent living and working in the Arabian/Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. When not researching and teaching, she loves to be outdoors with her family walking, hiking, or skiing, or at home in front of the fireplace knitting with her two cheeky parrots.


Ph.D. in Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University     

M.A. in English, Texas A&M University 

B.A. in English and Psychology, Texas A&M University 

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Rhetorics of Civil Discourse 

Intercultural Communication 

Technical and Scientific Communication 

Literature and Other Arts 

Rhetoric and Composition

Selected Publications/Awards

Small, N. (2017, forthcoming). (Re)Kindle: On the value of storytelling for technical communication. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 

Small, N. (2017, forthcoming). “I hate FB, but I can't quit looking at it”: Identity management, agency, and tensions in social networking. Proteus: A Journal of Ideas.

Small, N. (2016). Chapter 12: "Risking our foundations”: Honor, codes, and authoritarian spaces. Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East: Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy. Rowan and Littlefield/Lexington Press. 

Small, N. (2015). Chapter 17: Culture and Qatar’s globalized citizenry: Challenges for the public sphere. Deconstructing Global Citizenship: Political, Cultural And Ethical Perspectives. Rowan and Littlefield/Lexington Press.

Texas A&M at Qatar Class of 2014 Award for “Best Faculty Member in Liberal Arts”

To learn more about Nancy’s publications, click here.


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