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Octavio Pimentel

Octavio Pimentel BookOctavio Pimentel

Reads from his new book

Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communities: Silenced Voices

January 27, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. reception
Comal, Room 116 | 3:30 p.m. reading

Presented by the Center for the Study of the Southwest


Octavio Pimentel Portrait, 2016Octavio Pimentel joined the Department of English at Texas State University in 2005. He has taught various classes in the rhetoric and composition field including first-year composition courses, advanced composition, technical writing, and various critical graduate courses that encompass issues of minority languages, rhetoric and writing. Critically trained in rhetoric/writing and education, Dr. Pimentel combines both fields, while addressing critical issues of minoritized individuals in the composition field.  Dr. Pimentel has various scholarly publications including two books: Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communities: Silenced Voices, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 and Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication (nominated for book of the year in Technical Communication) Baywood Press, 2014. Currently, Dr. Pimentel is working on his third book, Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media, which is currently under review with Computers and Composition Digital Press.