Sean Kamperman

PhD Student


Sean is a PhD candidate in rhetoric, composition and literacy with an interdisciplinary specialization in disability studies. He teaches courses on composition, digital media, and disability. In 2013, he had the honor of receiving the Susan L. Huntington Dean's Distinguished University Fellowship.

Sean's research explores intersections of neurodiversity and institutional access. His dissertation looks at the advocacy work of composers with intellectual and developmental disabilities in central Ohio. In particular, he examines how self-advocacy functions to make social spaces more accessible, from classrooms to workplaces to online environments. His other scholarly interests include spatial rhetorics, digital cartography and rhetorics of medicine and the body.

Areas of Expertise
  • Rhetoric, composition and literacy
  • Disability studies
  • Literacy studies
  • Digital media studies
  • MA, The Ohio State University, 2015
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011

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