Henrietta Rix Wood

Henrietta Rix Wood
Assistant Teaching Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Haag Hall 204
Rhetoric and history of women in the United States


Henrietta Rix Wood's research focuses on the rhetoric and history of women in the United States. Her book, Praising Girls: The Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895-1930, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2016. She co-edited Writing Stories: Composition and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, which is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her work also has appeared in American Periodicals, Rhetoric Review, and Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetoric? Locations, Scholarship, Discourse (Cambridge Scholars, 2014).

Henri won the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America Dissertation Award and serves on the 2015 RSA Dissertation Award Committee. In her previous career, Henri was a reporter and editor at The Kansas City Star, the Dallas Times Herald, and D Magazine in Dallas.