» Dr. Ian Barnard

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Dr. Ian Barnard
San Diego State University, Master of Arts
University of California, San Diego, Ph.D.

I am Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the English Department at Chapman University;  I also direct Chapman's LGBTQ Studies Program and am affiliated with the University Honors Program. I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I completed my B.A. and B.A. Honors degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand.  I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the US, at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, respectively.  I live in downtown Los Angeles, one of the most wonderfully cosmopolitan cities in the world. My primary areas of research and teaching are rhetoric and composition, and queer studies; in addition, I have interests in critical theory, film, feminist theory, cultural studies, and African literature. I'm the author of two books, Queer Race: Cultural Interventions in the Racial Politics of Queer Theory, and Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, and am now at work on a new book, tentatively titled Sex Panics Rhetorics: Queer Interventions. Prior to coming to Chapman, I was Professor of English at California State University, Northridge, where I taught for ten years, serving for two of those years as Chair of the University Writing Council. I have also previously held positions at USC, California State University Chico, and The Ohio State University. For my current office hours and a complete list of my publications and the courses I have taught, please visit my website.


Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Barnard, Ian. “Rhetorical Commonsense and Child Molester Panic--A Queer Intervention.” _Rhetoric Society Quarterly_ 47.1 (2017): 3-25. Print and Web.
Barnard, Ian. “Sex Trafficking Rhetorics/Queer Refusal.” _Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics_. Ed. Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes. New York: Routledge, 2016. 203-16. Print.
Barnard, Ian. “’I Can’t Relate’: Refusing Identification Demands in Teaching and Learning.” _The CEA [College English Association] Forum_ 45.1 (2016): 51-77. Web.
Collier, Shartriya M., Suzanne Scheld, Ian Barnard, and Jackie Stallcup. “The Negotiation and Development of Writing Teacher Identities in Elementary Education.” _Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education_ 4.2 (2015): 90-112. Web.
Barnard, Ian. “Queer’s Final Frontier?” Invited forum contribution for “Queer and Now” special issue of _The Writing Instructor: A Networked Journal and Digital Community for Writers and Teachers of Writing_ March 2015. Web.
Barnard, Ian. _Upsetting Composition Commonplaces_. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2014. Print and e-Book.
Barnard, Ian, et al, eds. _Journal of Technology and Persons with Disabilities_ 1 (June 2014). Web.
Collier, Shartriya, Brian Foley, David Moguel, and Ian Barnard. "Write for Your Life: Developing Digital Literacies and Writing Pedagogy in Teacher Education." _ Issues in Technology and Teacher Education_ 13.3 (2013). Web.
Barnard, Ian. "Queer Writing." _College Composition and Communication Online_ 1.1 (Jan 2012). Web.
Barnard, Ian. "Authorial Intent in the Composition Classroom." _Composition Forum_ 24 (Fall 2011). Web.